Vidal Hockless is the Partner in Charge of the Insurance Section and joined Kott Gunning in 1979. Vidal's experience in the workers' compensation/common law damages jurisdiction spans the entire period of his practice as a barrister and solicitor.
That practice has included extensive experience as advocate before the Workers' Compensation Board, experience as advocate before all State Courts. He is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association and the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention, maintaining a supervisory interest with respect to the firm's work place relations practice.
Vidal has worked on a Law Society project in relation to legal expenses insurance and was one of the original Board Members of the Litigation Systems Fund and also a member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group at the commencement of the Western Australian Chapter.