Profile of Joshua Anderson

Joshua Anderson

Managing Associate, BA JD (Medal) LLM

About Joshua Anderson

Josh is an experienced litigator specialising in complex commercial disputes, including class actions, regulatory investigations, contractual claims and professional negligence claims. Josh has acted for clients in the High Court, Federal Court, state Supreme Courts, and in negotiations and mediations.

Josh also has significant expertise assisting clients with high-value insurance claims and advice.

Josh is known for being responsive and easy to deal with. He grasps complex matters quickly and provides clear and commercial advice.

Commercial disputes

Josh brings a diverse perspective to commercial disputes, having worked as an associate to the Hon. Justice Moshinsky of the Federal Court and spent six months on secondment with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Highlights of Josh's experience include:

  • acting for Nissan in defence of the Takata airbag class action in the Supreme Court of NSW (including various appeals);
  • acting for IAG in defence of the shareholder class action in the Supreme Court of Victoria concerning COVID-19 business interruption insurance disclosures;
  • advising various companies and directors in responding to ASIC investigations and enforcement activity;
  • representing a major ASX-listed companyon a significant transfer pricing dispute with the Australian Taxation Office;
  • assisting Crown Resorts and its subsidiaries on a range of matters including the Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence and associated regulatory investigations; and
  • acting for Coles in relation to the ACCC's investigation and litigation of its dealings with certain suppliers.
Insurance claims

Josh routinely assists clients with a wide range of high-value insurance disputes, including D&O liability, professional indemnity, cyber, ISR (property damage and business interruption), public & products liability and reinsurance claims. Josh also has significant experience advising clients on their risk management and insurance programs.

Highlights of Josh's experience include:

  • acting for a multinational resources company on complex insurance issues arising out of a landslide that impaired mining operations, one of the largest in mining history;
  • acting for top tier Australian and international law firms and the Legal Practitioner’s Liability Committee on significant professional indemnity claims;
  • representing Newcrest on claims for indemnity under the company's D&O insurance policy in connection with an ASIC investigation and separate shareholder class action;
  • assisting an Australian miner with a sizeable property damage and business interruption claim following the failure of a leach tank at an ore processing plant;
  • acting for a multinational company on complex insurance and reinsurance coverage issues in response to extensive products liability claims in the US; and
  • advising various clients on their cyber insurance policy requirements, limits and exclusions.

Josh's deep expertise in insurance is strengthened by his time on secondment at IAG, Australia's largest general insurer.