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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health and Aged Care Law Medical Negligence Professional Malpractice Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation Aviation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Shipping and Maritime Law Trade Law Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Commercial Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
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Amanda Bishop

DLA Piper Australia
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Double Bay, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Health and Aged Care Law Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Class Action Litigation Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation Professional Malpractice Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Construction / Infrastructure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Occupational Health and Safety Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Motor Vehicle Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Professional Malpractice Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Class Action Litigation Insurance Law Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Health and Aged Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Canberra, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction / Infrastructure Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Health and Aged Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Litigation Professional Malpractice Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Litigation Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction / Infrastructure Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Darwin, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Canberra, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Motor Vehicle Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Occupational Health and Safety Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Canberra, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Government Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Canberra, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Defamation and Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Labour and Employment Law Occupational Health and Safety Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Shipping and Maritime Law Transportation Law Commercial Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional Malpractice Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Litigation Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Perth, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction / Infrastructure Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law

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Practice Area Definition

Insurance Law Definition

Insurance is a wide practice area covering a range of insurance policies, industry sectors, and areas of legal expertise.

Specialist insurance lawyers typically act on behalf of insurers in the investigation and defence of claims made against parties who hold insurance policies, and/or in providing related coverage advice as to whether the relevant insurance policy (or policies, in the case of dual insurance) responds to those claims.

Where coverage advice is required, some insurers prefer to split the role of ‘defence’ and ‘coverage’ counsel, while others will engage lawyers to perform a dual role. In the event of a coverage dispute (and therefore a conflict of interests) between the insurer and insured, separate representation is required to ensure a timely identification of the relevant issues and resolution of the dispute.

The types of policy vary widely, including for example Professional Indemnity, Medical Malpractice, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Management Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Statutory Liability, Cyber Risks, Crime, General (Public and Product Liability), Aviation, various Broadform policies covering a range of risks, and various policies relevant to the construction industry, such as Contract Works.

Within each class of policy are a number of sub-specialities. For example, Professional Indemnity policies are issued to accountants, barristers, doctors, engineers, financial advisers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents solicitors, valuers, and many more.

With such a broad range of policies, lawyers advising in this area require a detailed understanding of the industries in which they practice and the relevant legislation, in addition to expertise in insurance law (for example, Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)), contract law, tort (primarily negligence), and the Australian Consumer Law, and of legal practice and procedure in State and Federal jurisdictions.

Industry expertise will include a thorough knowledge of the relevant disciplines involved in the underlying conduct or transaction giving rise to the claim, to advise on the technical issues arising in the context of the applicable legal framework. This will ensure the ability to quickly identify the relevant issues and the most appropriate resolution strategy, whether by way of an early compromise, alternative dispute resolution or court proceedings and a trial.

The commercial discipline for any insurance lawyer is to be able to distil often complex technical and legal issues as quickly as possible, to enable the most appropriate resolution to be identified and achieved as cost effectively as possible for the benefit of all the interested stakeholders (insurers, insureds, and intermediaries).

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Insurance is a wide practice area covering a range of insurance policies, industry sectors, and areas of legal expertise.

Specialist insurance lawyers typically act on behalf of insurers in the investigation and defence of claims made against parties who hold insurance policies, and/or in providing related coverage advice as to whether the relevant insurance policy (or policies, in the case of dual insurance) responds to those claims.

Where coverage advice is required, some insurers prefer to split the role of ‘defence’ and ‘coverage’ counsel, while others will engage lawyers to perform a dual role. In the event of a coverage dispute (and therefore a conflict of interests) between the insurer and insured, separate representation is required to ensure a timely identification of the relevant issues and resolution of the dispute.

The types of policy vary widely, including for example Professional Indemnity, Medical Malpractice, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Management Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Statutory Liability, Cyber Risks, Crime, General (Public and Product Liability), Aviation, various Broadform policies covering a range of risks, and various policies relevant to the construction industry, such as Contract Works.

Within each class of policy are a number of sub-specialities. For example, Professional Indemnity policies are issued to accountants, barristers, doctors, engineers, financial advisers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents solicitors, valuers, and many more.

With such a broad range of policies, lawyers advising in this area require a detailed understanding of the industries in which they practice and the relevant legislation, in addition to expertise in insurance law (for example, Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)), contract law, tort (primarily negligence), and the Australian Consumer Law, and of legal practice and procedure in State and Federal jurisdictions.

Industry expertise will include a thorough knowledge of the relevant disciplines involved in the underlying conduct or transaction giving rise to the claim, to advise on the technical issues arising in the context of the applicable legal framework. This will ensure the ability to quickly identify the relevant issues and the most appropriate resolution strategy, whether by way of an early compromise, alternative dispute resolution or court proceedings and a trial.

The commercial discipline for any insurance lawyer is to be able to distil often complex technical and legal issues as quickly as possible, to enable the most appropriate resolution to be identified and achieved as cost effectively as possible for the benefit of all the interested stakeholders (insurers, insureds, and intermediaries).