Bruce Crosthwaite
Principal Lawyer
+61 3 9641 8618
+61 408 372 104
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Areas of Expertise

Workplace and Insurance Services

Bruce acts for statutory authorities, insurers and corporations in a broad range of insurance matters including accident compensation, toxic tort and dust diseases, public liability and product liability.

He is highly regarded for his skill in responding to complex problems with creative and commercial solutions that are attuned to his clients' objectives.

Bruce regularly provides specialised advice on the implementation and operation of statutory compensation schemes and initiatives, legislative amendment and regulatory reform.He is also an experienced litigator and has an excellent record of achieving successful outcomes in complex and strategically sensitive claims in all jurisdictions including the Court of Appeal.

What others say

Recommended Lawyer, Workers Compensation (Defendant) Victoria
Doyles Guide 2018 – 2019, 2023
Recommended Lawyer, Dust Diseases (Defendant) Victoria
Doyles Guide 2018, 2020


Defending complex matters

Acting on behalf of WorkSafe Victoria and other self-insurers in defending complex and sensitive statutory and common law compensation claims arising from personal injury and death.

Prescribed burn damages

Acting on behalf of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in defending litigated claims for property damage and business loss arising out of prescribed burns.

Bushfire class actions

Advising on the settlement distribution schemes totalling in excess of $500 million and related regulatory issues arising out of the Black Saturday Bushfire Class Actions.

Reform advice

Acting on behalf of the South Australian Crown Solicitor's office in relation to the review and reform of its Compulsory Third Party Insurance Scheme.