Our litigation team has extensive experience with contentious insurance issues and defending claims against insurers. Our litigation team regularly undertakes recovery work and can assist insurers with subrogated recoveries.
Buddle Findlay is highly proficient in defending claims against professionals and company directors. We also defend product liability claims, including DVT and cargo and product liability claims in the aviation industry. We have acted for the insurers of a number of large accounting firms and law firms, as well as acting for corporate clients and individuals to resolve claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes.
Our firm provides practical and commercial solutions to non-contentious regulatory and compliance issues and assists with the development of policy wording. We have expertise in directors and officers policies, information technology policies and trade credit policies.
We offer a full range of services including:
Advocacy, negotiation and settlement of disputed claims including professional indemnity, material damage, contract works, directors and officers and business interruption insurance claims
Advising on policy interpretation and claim preparation
Negotiating with insurers on policy renewal and valuation issues
Advising, and negotiating with, banks and other financiers in respect of insurance claims
Recovery work on behalf of insurers
Acting for professionals in disciplinary proceedings
Advising on the insurance implications of a variety of transactions including construction contracts
Advising on the appropriate insurance arrangements to protect businesses in a variety of industries
Advising on the scope and suitability of policies for directors and other officers.
Advising commercial clients
on business interruption claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes
Negotiating with brokers and insurers
for payment of significant material damage and business assets claims (in excess of $10 million) arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes
Advising the Reserve Bank
on issues relating to the prudential supervision of reinsurance arrangements
Advocacy on behalf of clients
in respect of disputed claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes
Negotiating policy renewals
for domestic and commercial cover including commercial premises held in the red zone
Acting for a large Sydney-based insurance broking firm
on substantial litigation in Christchurch