Insurance

Our specialist insurance lawyers act for defendants, employers and insurers across all sectors, providing expertise in public liability, product liability, professional indemnity, medical and health care malpractice, workers compensation and dust diseases claims.

We know that insurance claims of any kind are more likely in an environment where there’s interpersonal conflict, poorly defined processes or a lack of communication. That’s why we work closely with employers and their insurers to build a culture of compliance – one in which risk is minimised and the lines of communication are kept open.

But we also know that claims aren’t completely unavoidable, even in the very best organisations. So, when someone brings a claim, we work hard to investigate and assess it properly, so that you can make a quick call on whether to contest it or not. We try to minimise the cost and distress – both to the person claiming and to our clients – by doing our best to avoid court and settle matters through alternative dispute resolution.

It’s this strategic and holistic view of managing, contesting and settling insurance claims and risk that makes us the preferred legal advisers for so many leading organisations.

 

We can:

  • Help you minimise the risk of a claim if you’re an employer by taking a strategic approach to insurance law.

  • Help you investigate and assess insurance claims so that you can make a quick decision on whether to contest a claim or not.

  • Advise you on professional indemnity, workers compensation, dust diseases claims and other types of insurance claims if you’re an employer, insurer or regulatory authority.

  • Advise you on resolving insurance claims that minimise stress, cost and disruption such as negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution.

  • Show your organisation how to build a culture of compliance where risk is managed and insurance claims are treated appropriately.

  • Advise you on risk management strategies and clinical protocols for medical or health care providers, including legal, ethical and practical requirements, to ensure that medical and health care practitioners can carry on their work without the constant fear of exposure to legal or disciplinary action.

  • Represent you in the Supreme Court or District Court and other courts and tribunals.