Rhett Slocombe

Partner

Qualifications: LLB, BA

Practices

Rhett is the National Insurance Practice Head and is responsible for the driving and coordinating the strategy for the firm’s national insurance practice.

Rhett represents insurers, self-insurers, government agencies, companies, brokers and other stakeholders. He is an experienced litigator and has a breadth of experience and knowledge in insurance law across Australia. He also has experience in industrial and safety law, including involvement in coronial inquests and specialist inquiries.

Rhett’s experience ranges from managing individual matters, to providing advice and whole-of-portfolio and scheme initiatives. He is a member of key stakeholder committees, an active participant in the insurance industry and uses his extensive network to facilitate solutions for clients across Australia.

Rhett has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Insurance Law every year since 2014. He is also a leading public liability and a recommended workcover & workers compensation lawyer in NSW in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

He is also an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury in NSW.

Experience

  • Rhett has acted for Allianz for over 25 years and has a deep understanding of Allianz’s, its clients, people and systems.
  • Rhett continues to represent Allianz in the area of claims for work injury damages and also supervises statutory claims on behalf of Allianz, including claims under the former 1926 Act.
  • He is also instructed to act for Allianz in relation to high profile or scheme sensitive claims.
  • Rhett’s experience involves also representing QBE, Suncorp, IAG, icare, NSW government agencies and several self-insurers.
    He also acts for a European based insurer in relation to their Australian based claims.