Senior Lawyers

Jennifer Dawes - Senior Associate

Jennifer Dawes

Senior Associate

+61 2 9267 0500
Email: jd@mcb.com.au

Jennifer began working for the insurance industry in 1994 as a paralegal in a large litigation practice.
After admission as a solicitor in 1999 she gained valuable perspective working in a plaintiff personal
injury firm handling workers compensation and CTP claims before returning to defendant insurance
litigation in 2002.

Over more than 2 decades Jennifer has developed enviable expertise in all aspects of insurance
litigation. She has handled medical negligence claims for hospitals and medical practitioners,
professional negligence claims for solicitors in New South Wales and Victoria and defended personal
injury and property damage claims on behalf of the Catholic and Presbyterian churches, government
authorities and local and overseas underwriters.

Jennifer joined McCulloch & Buggy in 2013. Her practice covers public liability, personal injury and
property damage claims on behalf of local councils, supermarket owners, strata insurers, clubs and
hotel owners.

Richard Oldfield

Richard Oldfield

Principal

+61 2 9267 0500
Email: ro@mcb.com.au

Richard joined McCulloch & Buggy in 1991. Since that time he has acted extensively for the insurance industry and self-insured bodies and strata clients.

His work concentrates on public liability, products liability and professional indemnity but also covers diverse insurance lines including personal accident, Industrial Specialist Risk, Directors & Officers and Home Owners Warranty claims.

Richard is heavily involved in representing local government clients and has run several leading appeal cases dealing with defences available under the Civil Liability Act 2002 relating to obvious risks, risk warnings, dangerous recreational activities and non-feasance.

His work for the strata industry covers personal injury, property damage and office bearers liability claims.

With experience spanning a wide range of insurance lines and industries, Richard has acted for underwriters in Australia and overseas.

Richard also represents a range of litigation clients with recent cases covering claims against financial institutions, debt recoveries, commercial disputes and urgent injunctions.

Mark Siebold

Mark Siebold

Principal

+61 2 9267 0500
Email: mas@mcb.com.au

Since being admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1987, Mark has been involved in litigation and insurance work.

Mark specialises in public liability, products liability and professional indemnity. His major clients include a national operator of supermarkets and hardware stores, real estate agents and landlords.

His work involves wide ranging causes of action including defamation, assault and wrongful imprisonment.

Mark has been active in the Dust Diseases Tribunal since its inception in 1989. Now one of Australia’s leading dust diseases lawyers, Mark acts for clients across the country.

In the early years of his career Mark concentrated on workers compensation and CTP matters. Over his years of practice Mark has developed expertise covering the gamut of insurance and litigation matters. His general litigation work has included defence of environmental and WorkCover prosecutions, inquests and commercial disputes.