Matthew Foley

Consultant  |  Insurance

(02) 8262 2741

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Matthew's pragmatic and commercial focus is to endeavour to resolve claims as quickly as possible.

Matthew is a Consultant in the firm's Insurance team. He is an expert in insurance law and has acted for major Australian and International insurers, brokers, underwriting agencies and insureds.

Matthew's experience extends to providing coverage, defence, strategic and commercial advice, and preparing and conducting civil litigation. In addition, both local and international insurers have appointed him as their lawyer to handle catastrophic and sensitive claims.

At all times, his pragmatic and commercial focus is to endeavour to resolve claims at the earliest possible time. However, where claims can't be resolved, Matthew ensures the best defence and protection is provided.



Diploma Of Law, University Of Sydney

Client Solutions

Client problem

Matthew's client faced a series of overseas claimants who were injured whilst holidaying in Australia. The claims resulted in a significant amount of media attention.

outcome achieved

Anticipating the sensitivity of the proceedings, Matthew protected the insurer client to avoid any criticism.

Car Manufacturer
Client problem

Matthew's client was one of the world's largest car manufacturers, facing allegations that they were negligent in their process of packing steel in shipping containers.

outcome achieved

Matthew attended the manufacturing facility in Japan with relevant experts and successfully persuaded the claim to be withdrawn, and costs paid towards the client.

Client problem

Matthew's client had a poor recovery rate which led to a severe bottom-line impact.

outcome achieved

Matthew successfully established an entire end-to-end recoveries claims and recoveries process with the insurer, significantly improving financial results.

"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."


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(02) 8262 2741