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JC van der Walt


JC has been practising insurance law for more than 16 years in the areas of General Liability, Property and Business Interruption, Professional Liability (including D&O) and Cyber Insurance. He has been with Jackson McDonald for seven years and has been a Partner of Jackson McDonald’s Insurance & Risk Practice for the last three years.

JC has been an insurance litigator since 2006. During this time, he has instructed various counsel in several trials, appeals, arbitrations and coronial inquests whilst himself appearing as counsel at a Supreme Court trial and two Coronial Inquests. He has also appeared at more than 100 mediation conferences, pre-trial conferences and informal conferences.

JC has been involved in a wide variety of claims ranging from minor run of the mill personal injury claims to the defence of complex and high value claims against senior officers and directors of multi-national corporations, for alleged continuous disclosure breaches and insolvent trading.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Member of the Australian Insurance Law Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers 2017 - Litigation 
  • Doyle's Guide 2016, 2017 - recommended Professional Indemnity lawyer
  • Legal 500 2017, 2018 - Insurance