Jonathan Newby is a partner in the insurance team. He has a substantial professional indemnity practice acting for a wide range of professionals, with a particular focus on the construction and financial services industries.

Jonathan's practice extends to coverage and defence of shareholder class actions and he has been deeply involved in some of the most substantial litigation in that space in recent years. He has extensive experience in project specific policy coverage disputes as well as high profile warranty and indemnity claims and directors and officers disputes. A significant portion of Jonathan's work originates from the London market.

He regularly acts as prosecuting and coordinating counsel on subrogated recoveries throughout Australia, many of which are associated with construction risk policies and energy losses.

He is a go-to lawyer on large-scale claims with many of the disputes he is instructed on being for tens and hundreds of millions, both as defence counsel and for coverage. Jonathan is described as a "first-class operator" and listed as a recommended lawyer in insurance by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 and key contact in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017. He is also listed in 2018 ExpertGuides for Insurance and Reinsurance. In the 2020-2023 editions, Jonathan was recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading professional malpractice litigation lawyer. In Doyle's Guide 2019 Jonathan is listed as a leading Professional Indemnity Lawyer in New South Wales.

Jonathan joined the legal practice as a partner in 2013 having previously been a partner at a boutique insurance firm for several years. 

Area of expertise
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group (National Committee member)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association