Plaintiff & Defandant Insurance Representation

Plaintiff & Defandant Insurance Representation

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell is one of Australia’s only law firms with more than 60 years’ experience acting for major Australian and international insurers who can now act for policy holders.

Unlike many law firms who are conflicted from acting for policy holders due to their ongoing representation of major insurers, we do not have this limitation. We understand the full spectrum of issues faced by policy holders and know how to enforce the rights of policy holders to achieve maximum insurance recovery.

The Elit team, led by industry veteran Robert, believe that policy holders should be treated fairly and we fight to ensure that insurance companies pay policy holders what they are contractually entitled to.

Our expertise lies across traditional and non-traditional insurance service lines, including:

Business Interruption, Property and Product, Public Liability, Director & Officer, Professional Liability, Cyber, Builders Warranty Insurance, Life Insurance, and

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell advise and assist with:

  • Litigated and non-litigated claims on behalf of policy holders against insurance companies in all Australian Court jurisdictions,
  • Challenging declinatures of indemnity by insurers on behalf of policy holders,
  • Representing policy holders at mediation and arbitration,
  • Insurance policy coverage at inception, renewal stage or claims stage,
  • Strategies to achieve maximum insurance recovery,
  • Insurance arrangements in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and other types of corporate transactions including the transfer of risk and representation and warranty insurance,
  • Preparation of insurance claims submissions,
  • Responses to incidents and events,
  • Reviewing and enforcing insurance related deeds of indemnity, and
  • Issuing complaints against insurers both internally and externally to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.

We have a high success rate of settling cases prior to trial and navigating expectations of various stakeholders in litigation to strategies and negotiate smart commercial outcomes.