Professional Indemnity and Corporate Liability

Our Professional Indemnity and Corporate Liability team of specialists have a deep understanding of the personal and professional issues arising for professionals facing a claim, complaint, investigation, public inquiry or disciplinary action. We understand the importance of protecting reputations and livelihoods and take a holistic approach to management of professional risk for our professional clients and their insurers.

Bartier Perry acts for clients in all aspects of Professional Indemnity and Corporate Liability, including directors’ and officers’ liability, management liabilities and medical malpractice. Our team helps clients manage liability risk, represents professionals in inquests and other public inquiries and in complaint investigations and disciplinary actions undertaken by regulatory bodies. Our team also acts for clients in all stages of professional negligence claims and advises on coverage and acts in coverage disputes under professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ liability policies.

Our team has expertise in managing risk in the aged care industry, for medical and allied health professionals and for legal professionals, including barristers. Other industry expertise includes education, financial services and building and construction.

We provide expert representation for professionals in Coronial Inquests, Royal Commissions and other public inquiries with a view to protecting reputations and minimising the risk of claims arising from these processes.


We can:

  • Review and advise on professional indemnity, management liability and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies to ensure they are fit for purpose.

  • Advise on coverage for claims and other liabilities under these policies and represent you in any coverage dispute.

  • Act for you in Coronial Inquests, Royal Commissions and other public inquiries.

  • Defend litigated and unlitigated claims, avoiding or minimising damage to reputations and livelihoods.

  • Act for you in professional misconduct complaints and investigations.

  • Defend D&O and WorkCover prosecutions.

  • Formulate practices and policies to minimise the risk of Professional Indemnity claims and leave you free to fulfil your role with confidence.

  • Resolve disputes without recourse to courts of law.