Marsh Maher Richmond Bennison Lawyers


Insurance Law


Marsh & Maher Richmond Bennison’s practice covers a wide range of areas in the insurance industry and involves most areas of insurance law.

We act for a variety of insurers in Australia and overseas and have significant experience in providing quality representation and advice to insurers. We also endeavour to support the needs of their Insureds who are faced with the stress and uncertainty of a claim.

We aim to provide high quality legal advice, but also advice that is pragmatic and timely. Where possible we seek early resolution of disputes, but also recognise that some cases need to be fought and should proceed to judicial determination.

If a matter is to proceed through the Courts, we ensure it is run in the most professional and efficient manner possible.

Services which we provide in this area include:

  • Coronial Inquests;
  • Public Liability and personal injury;
  • Professional Indemnity;
  • Medical Negligence and professional conduct/performance review;
  • Common law and claims for statutory indemnity under the Accident Compensation Act/WIRC Act;
  • Prosecutions;
  • Employment Practices;
  • Property Damage;
  • Subrogated Recovery and Contribution Matters;
  • Advice re indemnity and related to the Insurance Contracts Act;
  • Insurance Policy Drafting;
  • Risk Management;
  • Professional development and education sessions;
  • Product Liability

Some example of recent experience in this area:

  • Major Supreme Court Litigation concerning a Charitable Trust;
  • Advice related to Royal Commission into Childhood Abuse and management of claims;
  • Death investigations for people held in custody and in the aged care sector;
  • Supreme Court speedy trial listings in medical negligence and public liability;
  • Multiple Supreme Court actions alleging defamation;
  • OH&S prosecution and related Inquest and civil claims arising from death of a teacher.

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