Edward Smith

Senior Associate

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Contact details

+61 3 9269 9647
esmith@landers.com.au

Practice group

General Insurance

Professional biography

Edward has advised and represented insurers and insured clients across a wide range of matters including health, professional negligence, liability, building and construction and financial lines.

Edward's areas of expertise include:

  • professional indemnity;
  • medical negligence;
  • coronial inquests;
  • building & construction disputes;
  • public liability; and
  • financial lines.

Edward's significant matters include:

  • advising a public hospital on coronial and civil liability exposure during a police investigation into the fatal assault by a mental health patient of a relative;
  • acting in various professional negligence claims, including representing public hospitals, private health professionals, software developers, lawyers, real estate agents, architects, geotechnical engineers and building surveyors in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania;
  • enforcing contractual indemnities in multi-party personal injury actions and section 138 recovery proceedings brought by the VWA; 
  • providing indemnity advice in relation to claims under Directors' and Officers' Policies, including a claim arising out of class action and ASIC proceedings brought against a collapsed financial services business and a claim arising out of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse; 
  • providing indemnity advice in relation to multi-million dollar property damage claims arising out of the collapse of a warehouse; and
  • pursuing subrogated recovery actions against ex-employees convicted of embezzlement from their previous employers.

Edward joined Lander & Rogers in March 2012 and was admitted to practice in December 2012.

Qualifications
LLB (Hons), BA, DipArts (Ancnt Lang) (University of Melbourne)

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria

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Contact details

+61 3 9269 9647
esmith@landers.com.au

Practice group

General Insurance

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