Moray & Agnew’s professional indemnity team has handled thousands of cases for Australian and international insurers and their insureds. Claims range from the most complex multi-party cases in the higher courts, to routine litigation in Australia’s lower courts and tribunals.
We have truly national coverage with professional indemnity experts in each of our six offices across Australia. The team comprises 27 partners supported by 43 other lawyers and paralegals. This provides seamless service across all Australian jurisdictions.
We understand the particular requirements of professional indemnity claims, arising not only from specific legislation, but also from the sensitivities which can arise in cases where indemnity issues are present.
Our clear and certain advice gives our insurer clients, and their insureds, confidence in this often complex and challenging field.
We are keenly aware of the insured’s role in professional indemnity claims and have assisted Australia’s leading professionals, including doctors, engineers, lawyers, banking and financial professionals in litigation in which their professional judgment and standing are under direct challenge.
Our sensitivity and consideration has assisted these professionals through the sometimes lengthy and arduous process of liability claims or disciplinary investigations.
Expert advice, effective representation and carefully crafted strategies ensure that our clients achieve their business objectives in professional indemnity when retaining Moray & Agnew.
Our expertise assists us in managing claims relating to all manner of individuals. We particularly specialise in claims involving financial institutions, and also manage claims against:
- Architects and draftspersons
- Customs agents
- Government (federal, state and local)
- Hospitals and other health professionals
- Information technology professionals
- Lawyers, barristers and patent attorneys
- Mining and infrastructure project participants
- Real estate agents and valuers
- Rural and agronomical brokers
- Veterinary surgeons.
Geoffrey Connellan has a strong contentious practice acting for insurers and their insureds. He operates on professional indemnity and financial lines matters, and on ISR claims, class actions, investigations and public and product liability. A client notes that "his work is of a considerably high standard and he provides solid advice."
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018