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Guy Peterson

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. Peterson focuses his practice on insurance coverage disputes, where he has acted for a number of commercial and government insurers and insureds in relation to a wide range of public liability, workers’ compensation, product liability, directors & officers, asbestos and property related claims in both Victoria and Western Australia.

He also has extensive experience with a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, applications for injunctions and Anton Pillar orders, construction disputes, insolvency and recovery and consumer law matters in Western Australia.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in early 2013, Mr. Peterson worked as an insurance coverage and commercial disputes lawyer for a national Australian law firm for over 3 years and, prior to that, worked as a lawyer at a boutique insurance litigation law firm for over 3 years where he worked on a number of insurance and commercial disputes.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Australian Insurance Law Association member
Insurance coverage
  • Claims by members of the public injured whilst trespassing on Crown Land.
  • Recovery actions by the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
  • Claims arising from falls in car parks, cemeteries and on Crown Land.
  • Claims arising from injuries suffered by contractors' employees on construction sites.
  • Claims by volunteer emergency service members arising from personal injury during training or call outs, post incident stress and exposure to carcinogens.
  • Claims under the Road Management Act.
  • Claims relating to lifting policies and procedures in Public Hospitals.
  • Claims arising from property damage caused by Insureds' gates or roller doors.
  • Claims for recovery for damage to insured property.
  • Claims against prior insurers for long term exposure claims.
  • Responding to requests for information by the Coroners Court, including providing witness statements.
  • Claims for reimbursement of defence costs under an insurance policy.
  • Advising on potential insurance coverage issues under Australian insurance policies, including issues of dual insurance and recovery against other insurers.

Commercial disputes and other matters

  • Representing parties to disputes between former employers and employees involving applications for:
    • Anton Pillar orders to recover confidential information; and
    • injunctions to enforce restraints of trade and protect confidential information.
  • Appearing as junior counsel for Adamus Resources in Hightime Investments Pty Ltd v Adamus Resources Ltd [2012] WASC 295.
  • Representing successful applicant for an injunction to prevent an extraordinary general meeting of members in Ngarmula Tharndu Karrungu Maya Ltd v Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC [2014] WASC 79.
  • Representing an intervener in a Cross-Border Insolvency Act dispute.
  • Representing a head contractor in relation to an arbitration and adjudication with a sub-contractor regarding delays to sheet piling works in regional Western Australia.
  • Representing parties to contracts for the provision of mining accommodation in regional Western Australia.
  • Representing an internet domain registration company in relation to allegations of breaches of the Australian Consumer Law for providing unsolicited services.
  • Representing parties to applications to set aside statutory demands.
  • Recovery of debts.