Peter Coats
Partner, Melbourne
Peter Coats (Partner, Victoria) is the head of the Insurance & Corporate Risk group in Melbourne.

He is responsible for major clients of the group such as Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, Vero Insurance Limited, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Comcare, The Municipal Association of Victoria, Toyota Motor Corporation and the Victorian Department of Transport.

He handles sensitive litigation, where frequently the defendant's reputation is at risk. He accordingly handles and supervises a large number of asbestos claims, coronial inquests, liability claims and occupational health and safety prosecutions.

Peter also advises government departments, employers and insurance companies on matters relating to the Workers' Compensation Act 1958 and its interaction with the Accident Compensation Act 1985. He has significant experience in advising State and Federal Government bodies in relation to personal injuries litigation and risk management.

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