Rhett Slocombe


Qualifications: LLB, BA



Rhett is the National Insurance Practice Head and is responsible for the driving and coordinating the strategy for the firm’s national insurance practice, comprising 35 partners and over 150 insurance lawyers across Australia.

Rhett has over 25 years’ experience acting for the major insurers, claims administrators, self-insurers, government agencies and statutory schemes. He also has longstanding relationships with the broking community, industry peak bodies and other stakeholders across the Australian insurance community.

He is an experienced litigator and has a breadth of experience and knowledge in insurance law across Australia, specialising in common law and workers compensation claims. He also has experience in industrial and safety law, coronial inquests and specialist inquiries.

Rhett’s experience and understanding of the Australian insurance environment enables him to assist clients with issues relating to claims management initiatives and best practice, legislative, regulatory and compliance issues. Rhett is an active participant in the insurance industry and uses his extensive network to facilitate solutions for clients around Australia.

Rhett has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Insurance Law every year since 2014. He is also a leading public liability and a pre-eminent workers compensation lawyer in NSW in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, and a recommended insurance lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

He is also an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury in NSW.

Awards and recognition

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020-2023
Recommended – Insurance
Best Lawyers in Australia 2025
Recognised – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers in Australia 2014-2024
Recognised – Insurance Law
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020-2023
Leading Workers Compensation Lawyers – Defendant (New South Wales)

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Public Sector | 2 Jun 2020

Public Law – Issue Eight

How times have changed since our last edition of Public Law, which was published just before COVID-19 hit Australia. In this issue, we aim to inspire, encourage and empower each other. We hear from clients finding new ways of connection, look at ways to encourage creativity and we share the latest legal developments.