Our dedicated insurance team has significant international experience in the insurance industry. Our clients include major insurers and brokers, government entities, companies and individuals.
We provide a full range of cost-effective legal services, bring industry understanding to the challenges our clients face, and keep our clients at the forefront of relevant legal and regulatory changes.
We can advise you on your ‘front end’ needs, including policy drafting and advice, corporate advisory, reinsurance and agency agreements.
We are also experienced in bringing and defending litigation relating to complex and high value insurance issues. We advise on claims relating to professional indemnity, directors and officers liability, reinsurance, general public liability, product liability, statutory liabilities, and property damage.
We are actively involved in current issues such as drafting new forms of policy for major insurance, cyber insurance and warranty insurance claims.
Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited (MAS) Litigation
Represented MAS in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal on two issues: whether an insurer is obliged to pay all reinstatement costs up front, or whether it is entitled to wait until the costs are incurred; and whether restoring to a “substantially as new” standard means the standard of the particular insured building when it was new, or to the standard of a new building, built today.
Acted for HSBC in the High Court in bringing a negligence claim against valuers who undervalued a security property.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA)
Lead the recovery effort following the Christchurch earthquakes and advised CERA in placing and finalising their insurance broking and insurance arrangements for the multi-billion dollar Anchor Projects rebuild in Christchurch – New Zealand’s largest value and most complex insurance placement.