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Risk & insurance

Risk is ubiquitous. Its impact can be disastrous and long-lasting. There’s no 'one size fits all' solution when it comes to risk.

Risk is our business. We approach risk by getting to know your business, identifying potential risks and threats, and developing strategies to mitigate risk and ensure you're protected.

We provide solutions across the full risk spectrum and the full lifecycle of business risk management and insurance (from non-contentious to contentious):

  • Risk analysis, compliance and audits
  • Risk mitigation strategies, training, business continuity, procedure development, and use of risk management tools
  • Disruption and transition caused by automation, technology and business model changes
  • New and emerging risk factors relating to cyber security, climate change and sustainability, class actions and corporate crime
  • Risks relating to regulatory compliance especially in product liability, occupational health and safety, and workers compensation
  • External political and economic risks resulting from recession, sanctions, trade changes and terrorism
  • Insurance and self-insurance options across directors and officers insurance, indemnity, property, asset, and other specialist sector insurance needs
  • Reviewing insurance policies and contracts, negotiations terms, reinsurance and claims
  • Incident response, crisis management and claims
  • Policy termination and disputes.

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Experience


Leading insurers in front end advisory work (policy advice, corporate advisory, reinsurance, agency agreements) and back end claims practice (including professional indemnity, D&O, product liability, asbestos, life, marine, aviation, self-insureds, government and industrial special risks)


Defending litigation (including class actions) on complex insurance issues


Australian financial institutions on implementation of Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) and Life Insurance Framework / Trowbridge reforms


Zurich on its acquisition of Macquarie Life's risk insurance business


Managing all asbestos claims in Victoria for three of Australia's largest insurers, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, QBE Insurance Limited and AAI Limited (trading as Vero Insurance)


Westpac General Insurance in the Parkerville bush fire class action