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David Collins

David is a Special Counsel in our Disputes, Claims, Litigation team.

David has been a litigation lawyer since 1999, initially practising in Bristol, United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution. David is qualified as a mediator and trained in CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching and takes a practical and purposeful approach to negotiation.

In 2006, David joined a specialist insurer in Newcastle, NSW as in-house counsel before becoming National Claims Manager in 2012. This role involved overseeing effective and efficient claims handling; re-engineering the claims process and significantly reducing general claims expenses. During this time, David helped coordinate training for both Claims and Underwriting staff and regularly presented papers at industry events as a subject matter expert.

David joined Mullane & Lindsay in 2017 and has since been involved in the conduct of a range of litigated disputes, including building and construction claims (utilising his prior experience as National Claims Manager for an insurer managing claims against – amongst other professions – pre-purchase building inspectors) and insurance litigation. David regularly conducts the defence of claims against professionals.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of East Anglia, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and a Post Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, both from the University of the West of England.

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