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David Coombes

David Coombes

Senior Liability & Property Adjuster, Charles Taylor Adjusting

Mobile+61 418 590 718

Suite 401
75 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales


Third Party Property & Injury; Product Liability & Recall; Construction Liability; Professional Indemnity; Heavy Machinery & Equipment; Marine

About This Individual
  • David is a Senior Loss Adjuster with a legal background having accrued over 20 years' experience in the management and investigation of liability and property insurance claims throughout Australia and New Zealand. 
  • He has extensive experience representing local and offshore insurers in a wide range of claims with a focus on specialised and complex liability issues.
  • David holds a Law Degree awarded by the Queensland University of Technology and commenced his career in litigation with a Sydney-based law firm, during which he recieved instructions from various insurers. David has extensive court experience where he has represented clients on litigated claim matters. 
  • He entered a career in Loss Adjusting with an international Loss Adjusting practice based in Sydney in 2002 and has since been responsible for the management, investigation and adjustment of a diverse range of liability claims, advanced settlement negotiation techniques and subrogation strategies in addition to acquiring property claims experience in respect of technical and challenging claims within the construction, energy and mining sectors. 

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB
  • ANZIIF (Snr Assoc)
  • CIP
  • DipLA
  • AICLA (Aff)

Notable Assignments

  • Migration of underground gas - Liability, AUD23M
  • Defective airfield concrete - Contract Works Liability, AUD8M
  • Pipeline - Land Contamination AUD4M
  • Bridges - Product Liability, AUD2M & AUD1M
  • Pharmaceutical Products - AUD2.1M
  • Export food contamination - Product Liability & Recall, AUD2M
  • Rail - Product Liability, AUD1.8M
  • Coal Wharf - vessel impact - AUD500K
  • Statutory Liability - Mining, AUD1M
  • Significant Personal injury and Fatality investigations