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Stefan Sudweeks


Stefan Sudweeks

Stefan has been a commercial litigator for 26 years, the last ten of which include specialising in Professional Risks, D&O, Errors and Omissions, and Property Insurance issues.

He is recognised internationally as a “Leader in his Field” by Chambers and Partners, as a “preeminent leading PI lawyer” in Doyle's Guide, recommended in Legal 500 for the past four years and included in Best Lawyers in Australia for 2016. Stefan has been widely praised for his diligent approach and "ability to clearly articulate the relevant issues." Clients assert that they "benefit directly from his deep specialist expertise" in this field.

Prior to focusing on his present speciality, Stefan’s focus was on insolvency, securities and company reconstruction.

With his extensive experience as a commercial litigator, Stefan works with clients to resolve complex insurance matters with regard to commercial realities.

Stefan acts for a wide range of professions including barristers, solicitors, members of the finance industry, engineers, estate agents, surveyors, valuers and accountants. He has also been involved in a number of subrogated property recovery claims.

Stefan also acts for a number of Australian insurance companies as well as for various London Lloyd’s Syndicates.

Stefan presents seminars on insurance and related issues and publishes papers on legal developments as he takes a proactive interest in the industry and matters relevant to it.

He has also held positions on Industry based groups such as AILA and the committee advising the Solicitor General on harmonising legislation on proportionate liability.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society’s sub-committees - Courts Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Member of IWIRC 
  • Member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
  • Member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group Inc (APIG)

Awards & Rankings

  • Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Directory 2017, 2018 - Insurance law
  • Best Lawyers 2017 - Insurance law, Litigation
  • Doyle's Guide 2016, 2017 - Professional Indemnity lawyer 
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016, 2017, 2018 - Insurance law