Financial Lines

With a proven track record as a leading national law firm with specialist financial lines expertise, we provide our clients with comprehensive advice on managing financial exposures. Our depth of experience acting as coverage, monitoring and defence counsel for the Australian and London insurance markets means we understand the nuances and importance of accurately reporting to insurers and reinsurers in a timely way.

Backed by a team of seasoned financial lines lawyers with deep insights into the intricacies of insurance regulations and industry trends (and supported by our financial services ‘front end’ team), we are committed to delivering tailored strategies that empower our clients to mitigate potential risks effectively and make sensible, strategic, and commercially sound decisions. Relationships are also very important to us, and we prioritise working sensitively and collaboratively with insured clients and their insurers to protect reputations and commercial relationships.

Key areas of expertise

Key contacts

Gemma is an experienced insurance lawyer specialising in construction, financial lines and environmental product lines.

Drew is an insurance and commercial litigation lawyer, specialising in the defence of professional negligence claims.

Bridget is a general insurance lawyer with a focus on professional indemnity, medical liability claims and indemnity disputes.

David is a partner with over 25 years' experience practising as an insurance risk and dispute resolution adviser.

Matthew Curll

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Co-Head of Financial Services & Insurance

Matthew is a leading insurance lawyer and co-lead of the firm's National Financial Services + Insurance Industry Group.

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