- OUR EXPERIENCE -
Our team regularly defends and provides strategic advice in respect of claims against professionals including accountants, auditors, architects, engineers, solicitors, barristers, financial advisers, geotechnical engineers, private certifiers, structural engineers, valuers, quantity surveyors, and local councils amongst others.
We provide pragmatic, cost-effective and result driven advice which places central importance upon the reputation of the insured professional.
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Examples of our work
We have expertise in all Courts and appellate Courts in major jurisdictions in Australia. We have solicitors who are also admitted to practice in England and Wales. Some examples of our work both in Australia and internationally include:
Acting for excess insurers of Sunwater in the Queensland Floods Class Action: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v Sunwater Limited  NSWSC 1582
Conducting the successful defence of a $76 million professional negligence claim arising out of a commercial transaction: Australian Executor Trustees (SA) Ltd v Kerr (2021) 151 ACSR 204; Kerr v Australian Executor Trustees (SA) Limited  NSWSC 1279
Obtaining clarification and confirmation of the application of advocates’ immunity in the context of criminal proceedings: Jimenez v Watson  NSWCA 55
Advising in relation to claims against certifiers, including conducting the successful defence of a building certifier in Bayside Council v Corp Constructions Pty Ltd  NSWCA 12
Conducting the successful defence of a claim arising out of the sale of a life governor’s share in a large mining company on behalf of excess insurers: Hancock Family Memorial Foundation Ltd v Lowe (2015) 320 ALR 337
Conducting the successful defence of a significant professional indemnity claim arising out of succession planning: King v Benecke  NSWSC 1012
Conducting the defence of a traffic forecasting engineer in the $1.5 billion Rivercity Motorway Finance Pty Ltd v AECOM litigation in the Federal Court of Australia
Conducting a major construction dispute concerning the parallel runway at Sydney Airport and associated insurance claims: Baulderstone Hornibrook Engineering Pty Ltd v Gordian Runoff Ltd (2006) 14 ANZ Ins Cas 61-701
Advising the professional indemnity insurer of auditors of the failed Estate Property Group and its retail financing arm, Australian Capital Reserve
Advising on D&O and professional indemnity insurance policies in connection with the collapse of Allco Finance Group
Advising the professional indemnity insurer of a large financial planning organisation which recommended investments in the failed Basis Capital Group
Advising the professional indemnity insurer of a large financial planning organisation which recommended investments in the failed Westpoint Group
Advising in respect of D&O and professional indemnity insurance policies including coverage issues arising in connection with the collapse of the Great Southern Group
Conducting the defence of building industry professionals in response to allegations of negligent certification of a premises incorporating ACP cladding products
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