Trenton Schreurs

Trenton Schreurs

Principal Insurance | Brisbane
07 3014 6510 tschreurs@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Trenton is a principal in the firm's insurance division, who has a keen mind for getting to the heart of a dispute. He relishes in complex considerations of causation, liability and quantum in particular difficult claims.

Trenton provides advice, as well as steers litigation for large insurers in relation to high quantum disputes. Trenton assists in the conferencing, mediation and dispute resolution of matters within property insurance disputes.

Trenton is qualified in both law and psychology which provides a unique perspective when it comes to mediating and litigating disputes and overall dispute resolution. He has an astute technical acumen and has been involved in numerous landmark decisions on the assessment of quantum in personal injury matters, achieving outstanding results on behalf of his clients. 

In addition to his insurance work, Trenton also has a profound interest in emergent technology including intellectual property and copyright online, privacy, media law, defamation and regulation of the Internet. Trenton is often called upon to provide advice on the implementation of ‘best practice’ privacy, copyright and intellectual property safeguards for both companies and individuals. He has a keen interest in developing technology and its intersection with the law.

I have a keen mind for cutting to the heart of a matter.

Trenton's Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law and Justice, Queensland University of Technology) - ongoing
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Griffith University
  • Master of Laws (Commercial/ Intellectual Property), QUT
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law

Trenton's Expertise

  • Electronic law
  • Digital dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance litigation

Trenton's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Director, Brain Injury Foundation
  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

 

Trenton's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insurance Litigation

Work Undertaken

Trenton has been involved in numerous landmark decisions regarding litigation in personal injury disputes.

These involve Allianz Australia Insurance Limited v McCarthy [2012] QCA 312, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited v Mashaghati [2017] QCA 127, Contor v Bickey & Anor [2016] QSC 91 and Valeriani v Geissler & Anor [2018] QSC 315 among others.

These decisions have helped shape insurance litigation and dispute resolution.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Copyright and privacy

Work Undertaken

Provided submissions regarding amendments to the Copyright Act and Privacy Act to the Australian Government on behalf of key stakeholders.

Assisted individuals and organisations with developing best practice copyright and intellectual property protection for digital media.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Electronic law

Work Undertaken

Successfully prosecuted organisations for inappropriate use and disclosure of personal social media accounts of incoming and outgoing employees.

Developed strategies and assisted clients with cloud development and legal regulation of their businesses online.

Trenton's recent publications

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  1. Queensland Police Service fall foul of the Privacy Act

    16 Apr 2019

    In February 2014 an employee of the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Neil Punchard, gave the residential address of a domestic violence victim (ZIL) to a childhood friend who was ZIL’s ex-partner. From February 2014 until May 2016 ZIL’s...

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  2. Doctor & Credit Reporting: Does it matter?

    14 Nov 2018

    Ms Williams-Cook took RACQ to Court for damages for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. She was awarded $35,708.25.[1] Background: On 6 August 2014, Ms Williams-Cook was driving to the movies with her partner when she was t-boned by a vehicle...

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  3. Subpoenas: How do the new rules affect you?

    01 Nov 2018

    On 24 August 2018, the rules in relation to subpoenas in Queensland changed pursuant to the Uniform Civil Procedure (Subpoena) Amendment Rule 2018. We look at some of the fundamental changes below. Can subpoenas be issued and/or served electronically?...

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