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Insurance Disputes

Effective risk transfer strategies and protection


We understand that stakeholders across the insurance market require specialist expertise, often across jurisdictions, and the ability to apply this sector experience to resolve disputes effectively.

Most companies around the world use insurance as a means of effective risk transfer for their business. From traditional policies such as property damage and business interruption, directors and officers (D&O) liability, professional indemnity, and public and product liability, to newer and more bespoke products such as cyber, credit and political risk and warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurances, we can help you.

We work with corporate policyholders, brokers and insurance and reinsurance companies to provide strategic legal advice often on complex, high profile insurance and reinsurance disputes and achieve excellent outcomes that demonstrate real client value. 

Assisting with major claims is our core expertise, including advice on coverage, claim project management, claims advocacy to secure appropriate settlement of the claim using the full range of dispute resolution procedures including litigation, arbitration and all the forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Recent Experience

Major property damage and business interruption

Advising in relation to major property damage and business interruption insurance claims arising from the most significant natural disasters in recent years: the Chilean earthquake in 2010, the New Zealand earthquake events in Christchurch in late 2010/early 2011, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the major flooding in Thailand in 2011 and the significant flooding in New York State in mid-2011 following Tropical Storm Irene

A leading financial institution

Advising on a major "Side C" D+O claim, thought to be one of the largest in the London market

SP AusNet

Acting on defending three separate class actions and pursuing recovery under the associated insurance claims arising from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires in Australia. The settlements of these class actions represented the largest in Australian legal history

Single Buoy Moorings

Advising in connection with a $1.3 billion Construction All Risks insurance claim considered to be the largest in the energy insurance market of the last decade

Insights and updates

22nd August 2022
Like all forms of insurance, the cover actually provided by policies which might be thought...
11th August 2022
A claim under a Directors and Officers liability policy for investigation, defence and settlement costs...
12th July 2022
A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court 1 demonstrates the scepticism with...
24th February 2022
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (3 judges) has generally confirmed the...

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