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McCullough Robertson

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McCullough Robertson, Brad Russell, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

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Brad Russell

McCullough Robertson

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Insurance and Corporate Risk




When it comes to insurance and risk management, industry knowledge is as important as technical ability.  Brad is known for bringing both to clients in a diverse range of industries including marine, aviation, resources, technology, construction and infrastructure.

He focuses on risk management, insurance, corporate governance and due diligence, contractual risk management methodologies, insurance indemnity and the development and delivery of tailored insurance programs and policy advice.

Brad is recognised for his insurance, maritime, aviation and risk advisory expertise, where he is sought out by both corporate and government clients particularly in the areas of insurance program design, policy interpretation and innovative risk solutions.

His innovative insurance advice has assisted the likes of Road Authorities and Airport Owners with the establishment of their dedicated contract works and liability insurance programs (Principal Arranged Insurance) which relates to all road construction in their States and property and infrastructure development at their Airports.

Reviewing both government and corporate insurance programs, Brad ensures their adequacy and appropriateness and where not, redesigns those programs.  In this regard, his insurance expertise is sought by companies participating in the mining, infrastructure, construction and energy sectors.

Brad also advises on risk management issues associated with corporate governance compliance. This has assisted companies to manage not only operating and contractual risks but also statutory and regulatory compliance.

Before Brad was an insurance lawyer he was first a maritime lawyer. With expertise in the transport sector known both nationally and internationally, Brad continues to act for shipowners, charters, cargo owners, marine insurers and regulatory authorities.  

Brad is recognised as having developed some very innovative risk and insurance methods including the likes of contracting pillars, insurance broker tender modelling and statutory liability insurance.


Maritime Law Association of Australia
Australian Insurance Law Association
Law Council of Australia
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association
Association of Risk and Insurance Managers of Australasia
Australia Professional Indemnity Group


Bachelor of Laws - Queensland University of Technology
Graduate - Maritime Institute (University of Southampton) UK
Approved Mediator - Queensland Law Society



Within: Insurance

McCullough Robertson predominantly acts for policy holders and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. Key focus areas for the team include advising parties to disputes in the construction, resources, financial services and utilities sectors, as well as handling front-end advisory work. The firm has an allied insurance broking business and assists clients with bespoke policies as part of a partnership with Berkshire Hathaway. Brad Russell leads the one-partner practice.

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