Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Managing Partner
Insurance, Employment, Health & Safety

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Commencement Date:
2007
Qualifications:
5 Year Articled Clerkship
Admission Details:
Supreme Court of Western Australia (1992)
High Court of Australia (1993)
Areas of Expertise:
Insurance, Employment, Health & Safety
Experience:

Stephen is Kott Gunning’s current Managing Partner and a Partner in the firm’s Insurance team. Since 1987 he his practiced almost exclusively in insurance law, and joined Kott Gunning in 2007 after being an insurance partner at Pynt & Partners and Freehills. His practice covers a range of insurance related matters, acting almost exclusively for defendants (insurers and employers), principally in the workers’ compensation/ employers’ indemnity, CTP and public liability areas. Stephen also has an asbestos litigation practice and now is advising on silicosis claims arising out of the artificial stone industry. Stephen has, for many years, been a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), and served as a committee member, state chapter secretary and state chair. He also served on the national board, eventually becoming national vice president. He became a life member of AILA in 2019. Stephen has been the firm’s deputy managing partner and managing partner. He retains a strong interest in legal practice management, having been a committee member of the WA branch of the Australian Legal Practice Management Association.

Memberships and Affiliations:
  • Australian Insurance Law Association (awarded with Life Membership in 2019)
  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Legal Practice Management Association (WA)
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