Mitch Stein

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB, BBus(Acc), GradDipLegalPrac

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Mitch is an experienced insurance and litigation lawyer who has defended claims on behalf of the insurer and private clients as well as state government departments.

Mitch’s experience includes public and product liability, professional indemnity and financial lines, life insurance and property damage claims, as expanded upon below.

Mitch has appeared on behalf of clients in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of New South Wales. He also has extensive experience in litigation in other states of Australia.

Experience

  • Defending professional negligence claims on instructions from underwriters for a variety of professionals including accountants, liquidators, lawyers, insurance brokers, engineers and various other professions.
  • Defending personal injury matters for insurer clients operating in the health industry including dentistry, podiatry, pharmacy and other allied health professions.
  • Appearing for health practitioners before disciplinary tribunals and boards across a number of Australian jurisdictions.
  • Defending personal injury matters for state government departments and large corporate clients.
  • Defending claims for insurers operating in the domestic insurance market, including claims involving allegations of fraud and non-disclosure.
  • Investigating and defending income protection and similar claims on behalf of life insurers and superannuation fund trustees.
  • Acting for trustees of industry super funds in relation to litigated disability claims.
  • Providing indemnity advice to insurers over a range of professional indemnity and general liability policies.

Professional Membership

  • Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)
  • NSW Claims Discussion Group (Insurance)
  • QLD Claims Discussion Group
  • Medico-Legal Society of NSW

Latest thinking

Thinking | 24 Apr 2020

There’s ‘no such thing as a bomb proof horse’

In Menz v Wagga Wagga Show Society Inc, the NSW Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which rejected a claim for negligence and breach of the Australian Consumer Law brought by an equestrian who suffered personal injury. Our General Insurance team provides a summary and some commentary on the case.