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        Led by Principal Lawyer and Head of Insurance Damien van Brunschot, our national Insurance team is comprised of a powerhouse of specialised insurance lawyers who are experts and leaders in their respective fields.

        DWF (Australia)’s national Insurance Practice offers clients a complete legal solution and covers the areas of:

        • Casualty and public liability insurance;
        • Workers’ compensation- employer’s liability;
        • Property liability and recovery;
        • Professional lines; and
        • Respiratory Diseases, asbestos litigation and latent onset claims.

        We provide both:

        1. front-end advice focused on drafting, interpreting and providing strategic advice on policy wording; and
        2. claims management and review, including the provision of written advice and appearances at pre-court settlement conferences, mediations and trials and ad hoc advice on specific, specialised insurance issues.

        We manage all manner of claims from the simplest slip/trip and falls and small property claims through to large scale natural disasters, catastrophic injuries and professional negligence allegations as well as high value, multi-party, complex and commercially sensitive claims.

        Our review of claims covers the areas of:

        • Indemnity – including non-disclosure, policy exclusions, dual insurance;
        • Contractual liability – enforceability of provisions, strategic benefit and recent case law;
        • Liability – with reference to legislative provisions, case law, contributory negligence, multi-party apportionment and causation issues;
        • Damages –with reference to legislative provisions, expert evidence and for personal injuries claims particularly focused on medical issues such as the extent of and effect of the injury and unrelated factors which are impacting damages; and
        • Reserving – accurate reserve provisioning, reviewed regularly.

        Our approach focuses on providing technically excellent legal advice aimed at securing the best possible settlement at the right time.  It is our job to safely manage your risk – we partner with our clients to provide superior claims outcome both in terms of claim costs and shorter claim durations


        Contact Us

        To find out more about our Insurance work, please contact our Head of Insurance Damien van Brunschot.

        Damien van Brunschot

        • Principal Lawyer // Head of Insurance (Australia)

        Jamie McPherson

        • Managing Director (Australia)

        Hamish Broadbent

        • Principal Lawyer

        Julien Fraccaro

        • Senior Associate

        Andre Wyman

        • Senior Associate

        Jennifer Davis

        • Senior Associate