Christopher Bissett



Christopher acts on behalf of insurers and insureds in complex litigated and non-litigated claims. His experience covers a wide range of insurance issues and product lines, including public and product liability, directors and officers, construction liability exposures and professional indemnity, as well as acting for self-insurers. Christopher also regularly acts as monitoring counsel for primary and excess layer insurers in class actions.

Christopher has a strong background in litigation, working in leading insurance teams in both international and local law firms where he has been involved in a wide range of disputes in courts of all levels in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland, as well as the Federal Court. Christopher has also advised on high profile High Court Special Leave applications.

Christopher brings a unique blend of perspectives to legal and policy issues, having undertaken further studies in comparative jurisdictions in the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China, and assisted with legal research and drafting policy submissions for a large membership organisation.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2022.

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Hurdles that must be overcome by motor accident insurers in establishing contributory negligence

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It is not part of a medical assessor’s function to determine the scope of a motor accident

A claimant suffers psychological injury when he is threatened by a would be thief of his motor bike. Whether the medical assessor was justified in concluding that this was not a motor accident was answered by the Supreme Court in Bell v Allianz Insurance Australia Ltd. Judgment date: 18 August 2022 Citation: Bell v Allianz […]

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