A partner in Colin Biggers & Paisley's insurance team since 2010, Keith leads the complex coverage practice and is an accomplished litigator with a reputation for pragmatic and industry-aware advice.
Keith led the team that initiated declaratory proceedings in a seminal case on the operation of 'claims made' policies under Australian Law, Chubb & Others v Moore & Others  NSWCA 212
. In 2021, Keith and his team represented London market insurers in Count Financial v Pillay  NSWSC 99
, successfully resisting the insurers' joinder to proceedings under the new Third Party Rights Against Insurers Act
. The case was the first reported case in which Insurers successfully opposed joinder on discretionary grounds.
Keith focuses in the areas of financial institutions and directors’ and officers’ insurance and cyber risk and crime insurance. His practice incorporates advice to insurers on coverage issues and defending litigated claims on behalf of insured individuals and entities. He has worked internationally gaining extensive experience in the Lloyd’s market, with a specialisation in claims against financial institutions and investment professionals.
Keith has acted on instructions from international insurers - including out of the US as coverage and monitoring counsel on the bankruptcy of Lehman Brother Inc. That engagement included litigated claims arising out of the Lehman Brothers' marketing of synthetic collateral debt obligations in Australia (Wingecarribee Shire Council v Lehman Brothers Australia Limited
Keith has authored numerous insurance related articles, co-authored the chapter entitled 'Directors’ & Officers’ Liability' in the second edition of Directors' Duties During Insolvency
published by Thompson. He also presents at various forums on insurance topics in London and Australia, including at the Australian Professional Indemnity Group annual conference.
Keith has been consistently recognised for his expertise in the listings below:
- Chambers and Partners 2014 to 2023 - leading Insurance Lawyer
- In the 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners, a client notes that Keith "Is one of the brightest coverage minds in the market. He just has encyclopaedic knowledge. We really value him."
- The Best Lawyers in Australia 2014 to 2024 - Insurance Law
- The Best Lawyers Australia 2023 and 2024 - Litigation
- Doyle's Guide 2015 to 2022 - leading Professional Indemnity Lawyer in New South Wales
- ExpertGuides 2018 - Insurance and Reinsurance
Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand and he was admitted to practice in 2005.