Brendan Churcher has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science from the University of Wollongong in 2002.  Brendan has been with James Tuite & Associates for over 16 years having commenced his legal career with the firm in 2001.

Throughout his time with James Tuite & Associates, Brendan has gained invaluable experience in the areas of professional indemnity, industrial special risks and commercial insurance liability.  Brendan has extensive experience in the following types of claims:

  • Engineers, builders and architects;
  • Brokers
  • Real estates and managing agents;
  • Directors and officers;
  • Accident and health;
  • Fraud;
  • Recovery;
  • Industrial special risks;
  • Construction site and labour hire accidents involving welding, scaffolding, abattoirs, ladders and chip bins;
  • Catastrophic accidents;
  • Intentional torts involving assaults and security guards;
  • Product defects including forklifts and machinery, hydraulic lifts and scissor lifts;
  • Trip / slip and falls at various premises; and
  • Rural accidents.

Brendan has the necessary tenacity to approach matters proactively with the aim of achieving innovative, efficient and solution-orientated outcomes. Brendan’s comprehensive professional indemnity and commercial insurance liability experience has developed his skills in both litigated and unlitigated claims including negotiation, investigation, defence and strategic management of claims. Brendan is proficient in conducting early resolution mechanisms in the manner of informal settlement conference and mediations.

Brendan’s technical knowledge in the insurance industry is demonstrated in his provision of advice to clients on complex insurance issues including indemnity and policy wording, legislative changes, dual insurance, contractual indemnity issues and liability and quantum.