Doug joined Turks as Special Counsel in the Employers Liability having specialised since the 1970s in workers compensation, personal injury and general insurance litigation in the Supreme Court, District Court and Dust Diseases Tribunal.
As a Partner for over 25 years with a leading law firm, Doug has an expert knowledge of the principles of workers compensation (claims, insurance, regulatory), common law, civil liability, dust diseases, insurance and motor accidents, consumer law, equity, practice and procedure and the principles of administrative law and procedural fairness.
His expertise extends to personal injury claims of all types, from workers compensation to major catastrophic injury claims but with a continued emphasis on insurance work.
Doug has practised extensively in the Dust Diseases Tribunal since its inception in 1989. Until recently, he was working with the Federal Government, acting for Comcare in dust disease claims.
Doug has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2014 for his expertise in Insurance Law.