Alph joined Turks in 1993 and is head of our Life Insurance, Superannuation and Advice team.
Alph practices exclusively in life insurance, superannuation and related financial services with a focus on advising life insurers and superannuation trustees in relation to all issues arising from the distribution, sale, administration and interpretation of life insurance cover. A big part of this practice involves acting for life insurers and trustees in policy disputes in all courts and tribunals, in all Australian states and territories.
In the course of resolving many hundreds of life insurance disputes by way of either compromise settlement or where necessary, judicial determination and advising on countless other life policy related issues (including the application of the Insurance Contracts Act, the Corporations Act, SIS legislation and the Life Act) over a period of 20 plus years, Alph has developed an unparalleled understanding and feel for the commercial and technical complexities involved in resolving policy related disputes within the billion dollar life insurance industry.
Aside from efficiently navigating life insurers and trustees through the challenging landscape that is the modern life insurance dispute, Alph always has his eye on the bigger commercial picture and specifically the importance of ensuring meticulous regulatory compliance within the multi-layered framework that governs financial services. This understanding has been shaped by Alph’s experience in conducting numerous large scale ASIC ordered ‘deep dive’ life claim reviews for his clients and advising a key banking client during the life insurance rubrics of the Hayne Royal commission.
Away from specific client practice, Alph is an in demand speaker on life insurance and superannuation issues having spoken at every major life insurance conference (including ALUCA and FSC conferences) through many years but gets the most enjoyment out of devising and delivering Turks own branded life and superannuation webinar/seminar series for clients, being our quarterly ‘Life Matters’ series. In addition, Alph edits our must read quarterly Life Insurance and Superannuation publication and is the founder of the ALUCA Turks Life Scholarship which has been proudly unearthing great talent in the life insurance and related industries since 2007.