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Construction Risks & ISR

Managing claims and finding the rights experts

 

When insurers receive claims for indemnity under contract works or Industrial Special Risk (ISR) policies, they seek our advice on whether the policy responds to those claims—and how to manage the often complex issues arising from them.

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 often deal with delays in start-up claims and business interruption claims, including those resulting from machinery breakdowns.

Our extensive expertise also covers advising on the LEG and DE suite of exclusions, and complex design and workmanship related failures, fire damage claims, including investigating arson, other fraud-related issues and non-disclosure, and in the agriculture space crop claims, including those relating to extreme weather events and where fraud or non-disclosure may be indicated.

Clients appreciate our extensive bank of recommended experts in niche specialities, including all engineering disciplines, fire spread, hydrogeology, and experts in the maintenance and management of high voltage electrical assets (generation and distribution). We also advise clients in all Australian jurisdictions on maintaining privilege over expert reports in contentious or potentially contentious matters.

When wide-scale weather or catastrophic events precipitate high volumes of claims, insurers often ask us to assist them with catastrophe claims management, including in providing portfolio-wide advice on issues of aggregation and class-based recoveries.

Clients value our practical construction industry experience, technical know-how and determination to achieve early, amicable results.

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

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Kiley Hodges
Kiley Hodges
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Patrick McGrath
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Chris Rimmer
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