Quality and consistency through collaboration

Contract Works, ISR & Agricultural Risk

Managing claims and finding the rights experts


Indemnity claims under contract works or Industrial Special Risk (ISR) policies play by their own rules. Figuring out whether the policy responds to the claim, then managing the resulting issues—it’s easier said than done.

We walk the talk. Our specialist team has worked on claims involving public and privately owned infrastructure, including gas pipelines, rail facilities, coal loaders, desalination plants, roads and highways, ports and container handling facilities, bulk water assets and commercial premises. We’re no strangers to delays in start-up claims and business interruption claims, including those caused by machinery breakdowns.

We’ve seen some extraordinary things—things that challenge our way of thinking and our way of operating. We’ve advised on the LEG and DE suite of exclusions and complex design and workmanship related failures. We get involved in fire damage claims, including investigating arson. Fraud-related issues and non-disclosure always keep things interesting. In agriculture, we’re dealing with an increasing number of suspicious crop claims around extreme weather events.

Over the years, we’ve collected a cache of experts in obscure specialities, including all engineering disciplines, fire spread, hydrogeology, and experts in maintaining and managing high voltage electrical assets––that includes generation and distribution. And maintaining privilege over expert reports in contentious matters is just common sense to us.

In this business, wide-scale weather or catastrophic events usually trigger high volumes of claims. We assist insurers with catastrophe claims management. While our clients are busy putting out fires, we look at the portfolio big picture, uncovering the real story around aggregation and class-based recoveries.


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Winner, Australasian Law Awards, Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year 2018, 2017 & 2016

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Patrick McGrath
Patrick McGrath
t: +61 3 9291 2369+61 3 9291 2369
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o: Melbourne
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Chris Rimmer
Chris Rimmer
t: +61 8 9492 2288+61 8 9492 2288
m: +61 412 365 825+61 412 365 825
o: Perth
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