Anderson Lloyd has an extensive insurance practice and has acted for New Zealand’s insurers on cases involving material damage, business interruption, marine risk, public liability, statutory liability and professional indemnity.

Our lawyers have been involved in ground-breaking cases, such as:

  • Palmer v Danes Shotover Rafts, which established liability for general damages to secondary victims resulting from personal injury
  • Marlborough District Council v Altimarloch Joint Venture Limited, which established liability at the Supreme Court level for local authorities in relation to Land Information Memoranda
  • Western Pacific Insurance Limited (in liquidation) v Policyholders of Canterbury, which dealt with complex issues involving charges on insurance proceeds in the context of the Canterbury earthquakes

Our team has undertaken a significant amount of work for Lloyds syndicates that underwrite professional indemnity liability for New Zealand law firms. We also acted for the liquidators of a large New Zealand-based insurance company that collapsed as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes, which involved complex questions of reinsurance law.

In addition, we act for claimants on all aspects of making, settling and, if necessary, disputing their insurance claims.

Anderson Lloyd Partner Melissa Hammer, is proud to have contributed as the sole author of the 2022 New Zealand chapter of The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review (PDF here).

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