Kieran O'Brien has specific experience in insurance litigation, with a focus on product and manufacturers' liability (including product defects, contamination and recalls), dust diseases and toxic torts, public liability/occupiers liability, municipal liability, property damage, industrial accidents and highway liability claims, third party recoveries and commercial litigation (including defamation). He also advises clients on policy coverage, contractual wording and occupational health and safety and risk issues.

Kieran acts for manufacturers and distributors in product liability and recall matters, including in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retailing, automotive and agriculture sectors.

He defends tortious claims for many local and global underwriters, brokers and corporates, and has also acted for local Councils in Victoria and New South Wales for many years in countless public liability and professional indemnity claims, including appearing at Coronial Inquests.

Kieran is Location Head of the Litigation and Regulatory team in Melbourne and Head of the Australian Product Liability practice.