Terry McCormick

Terry McCormick

Principal Insurance | Brisbane
07 3231 0604 tmccormick@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Terry McCormick has a reputation as one of Queensland’s leading transport insurance litigation lawyers. He works closely with clients to ensure the objectives for claims management and resolution are met. He delivers advice that is balanced, equitable and responsive to ensure the Insurer is a model litigant. 

Terry implements management and staff appropriate claims strategies that achieve client focused legal solutions. His aptitude at responding promptly and providing honest and fair advice is recognised by his clients and peers alike. 

In 2015 Terry was recognized by the independent Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Compensation Law for Queensland.

Terry has a special interest in risk prevention and risk analysis and has obtained qualifications as a loss adjuster and a compensation claim expert to assist organisations in managing risk and risk prevention.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Personal Injury Litigation

Terry's Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Canterbury
  • Finance Fellow of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

Terry's Expertise

  • Compensation claims
  • Risk prevention
  • Statutory schemes
  • Property loss

Terry's Leadership

  • Brain Injury Foundation
  • Member, Queensland Medico-Legal Association
  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

Terry's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Statutory scheme

Work Undertaken

Identified that other Insurers were necessary parties to a multi party claim. They were joined responsible entities to the loss of $8m.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Property damage

Work Undertaken

On the facts, the contract between the Self Insured and the other party, could result in an unintended indemnity not contemplated by the Self Insured. This resultant indemnity, would entitle the Self Insured to renegotiate the contractual terms resulting in a more favourable long term income entitlement to the Self Insured. A short term loss, but a long term benefit.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Use of surveillance

Work Undertaken

Identified that for two international claimants an opportunity would eventuate for surveillance. They were claiming damages of $800k plus. As a result of appropriate instructions as to when and where to do the observations, the claims settled for $10k each.