Paul Watkins is responsible for the management and direction of the Underwriting and Legal Departments, including commercial and residential policy development, regulatory compliance, claims and underwriting supervision and general corporate legal matters. He strives to maintain a strong, experienced and responsive underwriting team that has a deep knowledge of title insurance, as well as local markets and regulations. His claims team is committed to resolving inquiries in a timely, professional and ethical manner.
Prior to joining Stewart in 2004, Paul was in private practice, in both small and medium sized law firms, where he gained considerable experience in general insurance, residential and commercial conveyancing, commercial property development, leasing and general property practice. He has been a contributor to a number of Australia legal industry publications discussing the benefits of title insurance. Paul regularly presents to lawyers, conveyancers and lenders on a variety of real estate related issues, including title insurance, title claims and real estate fraud. In 2019, he was named a finalist for "Insurance Lawyer of the Year" at the Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards.
Paul holds degrees in Law (Hons) and Social Sciences from the University of Canberra and is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
Paul can be reached on:
T 02 9081 6213
| 1800 300 440
E [email protected]