Australia’s insurance businesses need more from their advisors than ever before.
Legal advisors are expected to be proactive, aware of business risks and possibilities, and able to service insurers and their clients across an ever-broader landscape of business requirements, regulations, geographies and product lines.
We have answered this challenge. By providing specialist experience across general and statutory insurance, we have become one of Australia’s major insurance legal teams. We have the expertise across product lines and geographical locations to provide a depth of service to clients in the insurance sector and to follow clients into new jurisdictions and new areas of business.
Commitment to the market: For 70 years Hall & Wilcox has advised Australia’s key insurers and those in the global insurance market and is an active participant in the industry. Hall & Wilcox’s long term business plan commits us to be Australia’s largest independent 360-degree full-service legal adviser to the insurance industry for the next 70 years.
Understanding the market: Businesses need to ensure the interests of its members are protected whilst remaining competitive in a heavily-regulated Australian and Global environment. The regulator is as active as ever. We have worked with a number of financial services providers in assisting them to charter their way through regulatory issues including the recent Royal Commission. We understand the key challenges financial services firms face.
A truly national insurance team: We collaborate together in our National Insurance Team to provide a ‘one-stop’ shop specialist approach.
Cross practice support: Hall & Wilcox collaborates across its internationally recognised teams in commercial litigation, tax, property and projects, corporate and commercial, and financial services. For example, we are the only national firm on IAG’s Corporate and Claims panels.
We have an outstanding reputation in the Australian insurance industry and the legal community. We were named Insurance Team of the Year at the Australian Law Awards 2015, and were finalists in 2017 and 2018.
We are a full-service insurance practice with specialist lawyers providing:
Insurance| 30 Nov 2020
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Insurance| 26 Nov 2020
‘Even the best skiers have accidents’: Supreme Court confirms skiing is a dangerous recreational activity
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Mergers & Acquisitions| 29 Oct 2020
M&A Plus Insurance – Please mind the gap: managing the timing considerations of warranty and indemnity insurance
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Insurance| 26 Oct 2020
NSW Court of Appeal finds community sports association not liable for obvious risk of a dangerous recreational activity
The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from Emily Tapp who suffered catastrophic injuries while competing in a campdraft competition organised by a not-for-profit community sports association, the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft & Rodeo Association.