Professional Indemnity

 
Our legal team have experience in the full spectrum of professional indemnity claims, having acted for insurance clients in these type of claims for more than three decades. Our resourcing and national capability enable us to effectively manage all types of professional indemnity claims, from cost-effective solutions for low value claims, to more complex multi-million-dollar multi-party litigation.

We have provided coverage advice and successfully defended hundreds of claims against a diverse range of professionals including:

  • accountants
  • solicitors
  • barristers
  • bookkeepers
  • agronomists
  • town planners
  • construction professionals (including developers, builders, design and construct contractors, project managers, quantity surveyors, architects, engineers, and certifiers)
  • financial services professionals (including wealth management professionals, financial planners, mortgage brokers)
  • valuers
  • IT professionals
  • insurance brokers
  • real estate agents
  • medical professionals (including general practitioners, surgeons, other specialist practitioners, private and public hospital staff)
  • allied health professionals (including dentists, pharmacists, radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, psychologist, psychiatrists).

Experience

  • Successfully defending a claim brought against a Brisbane law firm in the Supreme Court of Queensland by the widow and two children of a deceased estate seeking damages in excess of $40 million.
  • Successfully defending at first instance and in the NSW Court of Appeal, our insurance broker client and its insurer concerning a claim against a broker for alleged failure to obtain adequate cover and associated loss.
  • We have handled many complex claims including a current coverage matter involving a global firm sued in a securities class action in China.
  • Defending a $122M+ claim against accountants arising out of one of Australia’s largest funds management collapses. The claim was recently dismissed for repeated pleading defaults amounting to want of prosecution.
  • Defending a quantity surveyor which had acted for a bank in a multi-million-dollar commercial project that went well over budget in Parramatta NSW.
  • Defending an environmental consultant against a claim arising from alleged negligent testing for asbestos at a redevelopment site.

Key contacts

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.

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

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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