Commissions and Inquiries

MinterEllison is renowned as a leading legal services provider in commissions, inquiries, inquests and other investigations, and is regularly retained by insurers, government and corporate clients.

We bring together teams with broad experience to advise on the conduct of investigations, evidence required, witnesses, and representation before the inquiring forum in all jurisdictions. We provide risk mitigation and strategic management advice for clients preparing for inquiries and work with external consultants as appropriate for media management. We appreciate that inquiries can be stressful and can have a significant impact on business continuity and operations.

We work with clients to manage the issues that arise before, during and after the commencement of investigations into significant adverse events. We recognise the value clients receive from early intervention and implementation of a strategic management plan.

We are skilled in providing clients with meaningful assessments as to financial exposure relating to losses and investigation costs and we understand the importance of properly scoping the quantum of such costs from a business perspective. We have considerable experience in identifying appropriate experts and consultants to assist in evidential issues and preparing the defence of events that are the subject of inquiry.

  • AB+F Insurance Awards
    Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Insurance
    The ‘excellent’ Minter Ellison provides ‘succinct advice’. The team handled insurance matters in relation to the firm’s advice to the New South Wales Treasury in the $5.1bn Port Botany and Port Kembla refinancing.
  • Best Lawyers 2013
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers® and published by the Australian Financial Review.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific / Chambers Global - Insurance
    'All of it has been excellent, they have technical expertise, are easy to deal with, give a timely response and demonstrate business acumen. They know not just to answer the question in front of them but also to see how that fits into the broader picture.'
  • ANZIIF Law Firm of the Year
    Winners 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011