James Berg has extensive experience in commercial and insurance disputes, both litigated and unlitigated. The main focus of his practice is defending professionals including valuers, financial planners, architects and real estate agents. These disputes invariably require detailed advice on difficult and complex policy issues and thereafter advice on to both insurer and professional organisation as to how best defend claims.

In addition, his work covers a very broad range of subject matter, from economic loss claims consequent upon fires or damage to livestock, to property damage. His practice involves litigated matters in the Federal Court of Australia but primarily in state courts from the Supreme Court to the Local Court.

James also advises clients on risk management issues including the implications of insurance and indemnity clauses in commercial contracts, as well as disclaimer clauses and qualifications in expert opinions.