We have a long history of personal injury expertise. We are leaders in servicing statutory and general insurers and employers in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.
Our team is highly valued for their outstanding results, innovative approach and understanding of our clients’ business needs.
We are on WorkSafe Victoria’s common law, statutory benefits and recoveries legal panels, TAC’s informal panel, self-insurer panels and large general insurer panels. We are also on the legal panels of NSW WorkCover’s agents and compulsory third party (CTP) insurers. We act for a large number of employers in the defence of workers’ compensation claims.
We are recognised as leaders in the specialised area of recovery under the Vic, NSW, WA and Qld workers’ compensation schemes. Our recovery teams successfully recover several million dollars for our clients every year. We are currently looking at ways to identify and increase recovery for our clients in the future.
We see real opportunities for clients to benefit from our Smarter Law approach and investments, including the development of our Recovery Identification Application, which assists in the early identification of recovery files, and CLEAR, an app that helps self-insurers identify and manage common law claims. We have also developed sophisticated file status, tracking and outcome reporting to assist our clients to stay up-to-date on all matters.
Our statutory insurance teams have significant depth and size and deliver strategic, commercial and excellent service consistently.
A number of our senior lawyers are named in the Best Lawyers list and our insurance team is ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, which comments: ‘the team's high level of client service is emphasised by one client as an important strength: "They are incredibly client-focused, good at listening and responding to needs. They're flexible and offer many value-adds"'.
Insurance| 28 Oct 2021
In our latest update for self-insurers, we look at some recent cases, including the impact of Covid-19 on economic loss, a decision that confirms a worker cannot bring a second serious injury application for the same compensable circumstances and much more.
Insurance| 18 Oct 2021
In this edition, we consider the new DDO interim instruments, ASIC’s updated anti-hawking regulatory guidance and updates in relation to the new breach reporting regime and internal dispute resolution requirements, and much more.
Insurance| 14 Oct 2021
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down its decision following the appeal of Technology Swiss Pty Ltd v AAI Limited t/as Vero Insurance.
Insurance| 13 Oct 2021
Federal Court Justice Jane Jagot delivered a judgment in the second COVID-19 business interruption test case which was overwhelmingly in favour of the participating insurers.