Philip Atkin is a special counsel in the insurance team. Philip has extensive experience acting in building defects and property damage claims and also regularly advises insurers and government authorities on matters relating to building and construction legislation and policy coverage issues.

Philip acts for professional indemnity insurers, builders warranty insurers, builders, engineers, architects, building owners and property developers in relation to the defence of building and construction disputes and safety/OHS prosecutions. 

He has had the conduct of large, multi-party building disputes in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, the ACT, South Australia and Western Australia. He regularly appears in person for clients in private mediations and in Court ordered alternative dispute resolution settings, achieving excellent results.

Philip is listed in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia for insurance law.

Philip has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as a Master of Conflict Resolution, Law. He was admitted to practice in 2009.

Philip joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2018.
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