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David Rostron

Special Counsel

David has more than 28 years' experience in liability and professional indemnity insurance litigation, workers compensation advice and litigation, and both personal injury and commercial litigation.
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David Rostron joined Finlaysons in 2011 as Special Counsel in our Insurance practice.

David has defended professional malpractice claims brought against a broad range of professionals including accountants, actuaries, barristers, conveyancers, engineers, medical practitioners, real estate agents, solicitors and surveyors.

His expertise in the field of professional indemnity insurance has been recognised by his personal appointment in 2009 as a panel solicitor to the Law Society of South Australia’s Professional Indemnity Scheme and his subsequent re-appointment on two occasions.  He has been chosen by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers Australia” in the area of Insurance Law each year since 2014 and has recently been included in the list of best lawyers in the area of Professional Malpractice Litigation.


David has had the conduct of major commercial litigation in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme and District Courts of South Australia and the Northern Territory, and has frequently represented clients at mediation. He has also successfully prosecuted fraudulent workers compensation claimants on instructions from self-insured employers.  He continues to act for self-insured employers and their re-insurers in the resolution of complex workers compensation disputes.

On instructions from insurers, David has acted for financial advisors and mortgage brokers in respect of wrongful advice claims, including the defence of legal proceedings and submissions to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

David's Expertise

    • Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) Member
    • Australian Professional Indemnity Group Member
    • Panel solicitor to the Law Society of South Australia’s Professional Indemnity Scheme
    • Bachelor of Laws
    • Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence)
    • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
    • Best Lawyers, Insurance Law 2014 - current
    • Best Lawyers, Professional Malpractice Law 2014 - current