Drew Castley


Qualifications: LLB, BA, LLM


Drew has over 20 years’ experience as an insurance and commercial litigation lawyer. His area of focus has been the defence of professional negligence claims, directors' and officers' claims and medical malpractice.

His commercial dispute practice includes shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes, domestic and commercial building disputes, injunctive and declaratory relief and administrative law.

Drew advises on risk management for professional service firms.

Drew has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Insurance Law, Litigation and Professional Malpractice Litigation every year since 2011 and he has been additionally listed for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice since 2019. He is listed as a preeminent professional indemnity lawyer in Queensland in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

He is an associate of the Australian Property Institute, a member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group and a committee member of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Insurance Law Association.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2024
Recognised – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice and Insurance Law ('Lawyer of the Year 2024'), Litigation, Professional Malpractice Litigation
Best Lawyers in Australia 2011-2023
Recognised – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice ('Lawyer of the Year 2022'), Insurance Law, Litigation, Professional Malpractice Litigation
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020-2023
Leading Professional Indemnity Lawyers (Queensland)

Latest thinking

Insurance | 18 Dec 2023

It’s all in the construction: Zurich Australia Insurance Ltd v FKP Commercial Developments Pty Ltd [2023] FCAFC 188

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (Zurich).