Matthew Hunter

Special Counsel  |  Insurance

(07) 3231 0663

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Not only is Matthew thorough and honest with all his clients, he delivers high-quality advice and service focussed on achieving timely and desirable outcomes.

Matthew practices as Special Counsel within the firm's Commercial Litigation team and has over 20 years of experience with complex litigation and commercial disputes. His work predominately consists of working closely with many of the top Australian and international insurers and self-insureds.

Matthew's work comprises professional indemnity, life insurance, construction liability, property damage and personal injury claims. He delivers high-quality advice and service, focusing on achieving the timely and desirable commercial resolution of disputes and litigation. He prides himself on his proactive work ethic and clear communication of strategy.

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Bachelor Of Laws, Bond University
Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice
Admission As Solicitor In England And Wales
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland
Solicitor Of The High Court Of Australia

Community Involvement

President, Lions Club Of Brisbane Metropolitan 
Committee Member, Queensland Association Of Fire Investigators
Honorary Solicitor, Lions Medical Research Foundation
Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
Member, Australian Professional Indemnity Group

Client Solutions

Financial Services Fraud
Client problem

Matthew's client was exposed to a multi-million dollar fraud after a customer exploited a loophole concerning the client's investment switching practices, thereby benefiting from investments they were not entitled to.

outcome achieved

The loophole was quickly remedied, and, after liaising with the police, criminal charges were laid against the customer and recovery of the subject amount was sought as part of the criminal proceeding. Explanations provided to police concerning the technical investment processes, alongside the detailed documentary and witness evidence collated on behalf of the client, were crucial in relation to Matthew's prosecution of the customer and achieving the full recovery.

Private Client
Client problem

Matthew's client was involved in a claim by a customer concerning the professional services provided by the client.

outcome achieved

Upon consideration of the complex nature of the services provided to the customer and upon identifying the limited scope of the client's related retainer, early discussions were held with the customer's representatives, and the customer agreed to discontinue the claim.

Company Director
Client problem

Matthew's client was involved in a claim relating to an alleged conspiracy.

outcome achieved

Matthew was able to successfully recover the client's legal costs following complex interlocutory hearings, of which the claimant was required to amend the claim, so no monetary damages were sought against the client.

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Matthew Hunter's INSIGHTS

August 3, 2021

Commercial, Financial Lines Insurance

The High Court Affirms A COVID-19 Remedy For Business Interruptions
Cooking up an Insurance Claim: Why Insurers Should Not Rely On Wilful Act Exclusions

February 18, 2021

Employer Liability and Workers' Compensation

TPD Claims – Start of Qualifying Period Not Necessarily the Date Employment Ceased

November 20, 2020

Financial Lines Insurance

NSW Court of Appeal Offers a COVID-19 Remedy

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


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(07) 3231 0663