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Property Damage, Products & General Liability


All Australian jurisdictions

Our approach to personal injury claims is proactive, commercially driven and resolution-focused. We regularly advise clients in relation to claims in the construction, property, mining, retail, education, and hospitality industries.

Our capability includes:

  • Policy coverage, dual insurance and indemnity advice
  • Defence of personal injury (including catastrophic injury) claims
  • Construction industry claims, including personal injury, property damage, and business interruption
  • Defective product claims, including recall advice and monitoring
    Workplace injury claims, including SafeWork NSW investigations and prosecutions, and inquests
  • Pollution and asbestos contamination claims

Examples of our expertise include:

  • Advising the liability insurers of the Confederation of Australian Motorsport in connection with personal injury claims against affiliated clubs, officials and track operators
  • Acting for excess liability insurers in connection with the 2011 Queensland Floods class action: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Australia Branch v SunWater Ltd (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 1582
  • Advising Spiral Foods in relation to the Bonsoy class action
  • Advising underwriters on coverage issues in connection with Office of Environment & Heritage prosecutions and remedial work orders arising from mining industry pollution incidents
  • Advising insurers of demolition contractors in relation to claims for property damage to underground services, asbestos contamination and personal injury

Other examples include:

  • Successfully defending multi-party Supreme Court proceedings against contractors for personal injuries sustained by a form worker: Zaya v RPS Manidis Roberts Pty Ltd v UGL Engineering [2019] NSWCA 320; Zaya v Manidis Roberts Pty Ltd v UGL Infrastructure Pty Ltd and anor (No 2) [2019] NSWSC 515
  • Successfully defending District Court proceedings against a maintenance contractor for personal injuries suffered by a co-worker: South 32 Ltd v Allfab Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 132; Corbett v South 32 Limited [2018] NSWDC 179
  • Successfully defending a personal injury claim by a labour hire worker against a mining operator: Leman v HV Operations Pty Limited [2017] NSWDC 113
  • Successfully defending Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd in nine personal injury claims arising from the collapse of a ceiling: Turjman v Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 392;Tati v Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd (No 2) [2012] NSWCA 124

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