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Blair McNamara expert disputes lawyer

Blair McNamara

Principal Lawyer (LLB (Hons) Bbus, Dip Fin Serv)

Blair is an industry leader in professional liability claims, particularly in building and financial matters. He has worked in private practice as a dispute resolution and commercial litigation lawyer, and also as in-house counsel in insurance and banking. Blair spent many years work for brokers Marsh, Aon and Honan and has a strong knowledge of professional liability and professional indemnity especially related to engineering and banking/finance. 

Those that know Blair will know that he prides himself on achieving results. He has forged a reputation in the insurance and legal sectors as a disciplined advocate, persistent negotiator and insurance guru for claim disputes.

Blair commenced his early career at Mallesons and trained in the Harvard Method of dispute resolution at the renowned Humboldt University in Berlin. In addition to law and banking and finance studies Blair was Head of Legal for a global insurance business and Head of Legal Risk and compliance for an Australian bank.

Blair was Posted to Lloyds of London shortly after Lehman Bros collapsed in 2008 and negotiated major claims by global banks at a time of exceptional upheaval.

At BU Lawyers, Blair loves acting for small and large clients alike and he has the experience of settling some of the largest multi-million dollar insurance claims between financial institutions to bring the experience and expertise to navigate your claim. 

Acting in professional liability disputes, building defect claims and insurance claims is Blair’s specialty. 

Katy Gale paralegal disputes

Katy Gale


Katy is in her fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism) at La Trobe University.

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I am very happy with Blair’s strategic, well-thought-out and carefully considered advice and methodical approach. He is an ethical and caring lawyer who gets things done. I have no hesitation in recommending him.