Jonathan Coyle - Partner
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Area of Law : Personal Injury, Civil and General Litigation, Dispute Resolution
Jonathan joined Longton Legal in 2016 as a Partner. Jonathan has solid experience in medical and professional negligence actions , public liability claims , catastrophic motor vehicle claims , personal injury and property damage litigation.
Jonathan is highly experienced in litigation and was previously employed as a Special Counsel running an insurance litigation practice for 5 years in a mid-tier legal practice acting primarily for claimants and insurers.
He has litigated in Victoria, Queensland and in New South Wales.
He was in-house counsel for five years in the compulsory third party insurance business of NRMA.
Jonathan ran a litigation insurance portfolio at a medium tier firm where he acted on behalf of major insurance companies including Zurich Australia Insurance Ltd, NRMA and QBE Insurance. In a similar role with a larger practice, Jonathan worked with clients such as the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW, Allianz Australia Insurance and ORICA Australia Ltd. He was a Partner at mid-tier claimant personal injury practice where he worked for nearly 8 years.
He has experience in the District Courts , County Court , Supreme Courts, Courts of Appeal and the High Court of Australia. He recently had success with a matter in the High Court of Australia, successfully appealing his client’s claim which involved the issue of advocates immunity