Peter A. Collins & Associates

Damages claims

Insurance claim disputes

Policy coverage disputes

Commercial litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

General legal matters - Insurance Lawyer - Australia


The role of a lawyer is to provide optimum advice and legal services for a client, on a personal basis, at the least expense. By conducting my practice in concentrated areas I am able to provide the benefits and services of an experienced, senior practitioner at a cost usually less than that charged for junior solicitors in most firms. Depth of experience also results in the amount of time spent conducting individual matters for clients being greatly reduced.

My practice is conducted with absolute integrity in my clients’ interests. I regard the obligations to give timely, accurate advice, ensuring that it is understood by my client, as essential to a lawyer and client relationship.

For more than 40 years I have had long standing relationships advising and representing the interests of individuals and corporations of all sizes, including some of our nation’s largest. I have also been honoured by repeat referrals from lawyers, insurance brokers and other professionals entrusting their clients’ interests to me within my particular areas of practice.

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The Practice

My practice involves provision of advice, dispute resolution and litigation before most courts in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. I have an established network of contacts to facilitate the conduct of proceedings by me in all regional areas, in addition to Sydney. The dominant areas in which I practise include:

I am a long-standing member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Association of Fire Investigators (NSW) and the Australian Insurance Law Association. I am also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia). I have been invited to speak at various seminars, participate in discussion groups and company staff training activities.