Established in 2002 by senior litigation lawyers David Cooper and Patrick Thompson, Thompson Cooper Lawyers is a boutique law firm based in Sydney that was formed to meet the needs of the insurance industry.
With over 30 years experience in the area of insurance litigation, founding principals David and Patrick have long been recognised as expert litigators in the area of insurance law. Our other principals, Susan Lynch, and Tony Kulukovski also have a wealth of experience in the area of insurance litigation and together with David and Patrick, have formed a formidable team at Thompson Cooper Lawyers that is focused on providing high quality and efficient legal services that is personalised and tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
Our personnel has the right mix of industry knowledge, experience, expertise and professionalism to ensure that our clients are able to resolve their matter efficiently, cost-effectively, with the aim of always achieving the best results on behalf of our clients.
At Thompson Cooper Lawyers, we provide big firm experience and knowledge, with small firm personal service and value for money.
David Cooper has been practicing in the area of Dust Diseases claims both prior to and since the inception of the Dust Diseases Tribunal in New South Wales in 1989. He is recognised as one of the leading experts in dust diseases litigation. David has an outstanding reputation in the jurisdiction and is renowned by judges and other lawyers as a person who can vigorously defend claims where required but is also sensitive to the emotional issues involved.
In addition, David often acts as a mediator and contributions assessor in the Dust Diseases Tribunal, pursuant to appointments by the President of the Dust Diseases Tribunal and the Attorney General's Department respectively. In 2006 David was appointed to the Rules Committee of the Dust Diseases Tribunal. Such broad ranging experience in the jurisdiction allows David to provide key stakeholders with an unparallel level of service and advice.
David's reputation also extends to the areas of Personal Injury and Property Liability, as demonstrated by the following testimonial:
"David Cooper has good insurance knowledge, an eye for detail particularly in complex legal matters and is quiet and tenacious. David is efficient and gets great results... David Cooper is very meticulous and … is noted for his level of service and expertise". (Legal Profiles).
Patrick Thompson has developed a reputation as a leading lawyer servicing the insurance industry since 1980. Patrick's expertise in insurance litigation was recognised in 1994 when he was appointed to the quasi judicial post of Arbitrator in the Supreme and District Courts of NSW.
Patrick is recognised by clients as providing an exceptionally high quality of service and advice, and is the preferred lawyer of choice for a number of major insurers in the areas of Personal Injury and Property Liability. Patrick's reputation is demonstrated by the following testimonial:
" Patrick Thompson has an excellent knowledge of insurance and litigation and ... is noted for being clinical, efficient and getting great results." (Legal Profiles)
Susan Lynch has been practising Insurance Litigation, acting for insurers since 1996. Susan had 13 years of experience in the insurance practice of a national law firm before joining Thompson Cooper Lawyers and is renowned for her ability to handle complex litigation and her ability to drive early resolution through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Tony Kulukovski has been practising Insurance Litigation, acting for insurers since 1999. Over the years Tony has developed a reputation as a lawyer who is pro-active and commercially minded. However, Tony is also able to vigorously defend claims where necessary, as demonstrated in the widely reported matter of Strong v Woolworths Ltd  HCA 5, in which Tony acted for the successful defendant (CPT Manager Limited). The decision of the High Court in that matter is a leading authority in occupiers' liability claims.
Our principals are supported by a vibrant, knowledgeable and dedicated team of solicitors, many of whom have had their entire professional career with our firm. We are recognised by our clients for our commercial approach, our cost-effectiveness and for the results we obtain. We are also recognised for the value-added services we provide which are of real practical benefit to our clients.