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| 06 Jul 2021
Hall & Wilcox acted for more than 200 of the successful plaintiffs/appellants and their insurers in two of the Parkerville proceedings.
Insurance| 06 Jul 2021
The Supreme Court of Tasmania has found a landowner (Ms Barrett) liable in both negligence and private nuisance for property damage arising out of the 2013 Forcett/Dunalley bushfire.
Insurance| 17 Jun 2021
Principal’s duty of care considered: subcontracting work, subcontracting duty of care to workers on site?
The District Court of Western Australia recently delivered its decision in favour of Principal Contractor Schneider Electric in the case of Clark v Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd  WADC 11.
Insurance| 10 Jun 2021
In our latest update for self-insurers, we look at a number of recent cases, including a decision that confirms the parameters of an employer’s duty of care regarding an employee’s mental health.