Sponsor & Exhibitor Profiles
Liberty Specialty Markets
Liberty Specialty Markets offers a breadth of world-class insurance and reinsurance services to brokers and insureds in all major commercial markets, delivered by expert teams who are resourceful, responsive and empowered to make decisions quickly. We create solutions and build relationships which stand the test of time. Our fully integrated team of underwriters, risk engineers, credit analysts and claims professionals, combine their experience to truly understand your needs, provide tailored levels of cover and offer outstanding advice on our global specialist lines.
As the international commercial, specialty and reinsurance business of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, we’re proud of our mutual insurance heritage. Because we’re a mutual, we’re able to focus on delivering benefits to our brokers and policyholders, without shareholder conflict. This gives us a unique perspective, helps us make better decisions, deliver innovative solutions, and pursue our goals to benefit our partners – helping them protect what they earn, build and own. It means we’re guided by doing what’s right for our clients, backed by 110 years of experience, stable financial ratings and the strength of more than $50b in annual consolidated revenue.
Steadfast Group, established in 1996, is the largest general insurance broker network and the largest underwriting agency group in Australasia, with growing operations in Asia and Europe.
The Steadfast network has grown to 417 brokerages (of which Steadfast Group has equity in 70), built a portfolio of 29 underwriting agencies, and acquired a 60% interest in the global UnisonSteadfast network of 272 brokerages.
The Steadfast network broking gross written premium increased by 14.7% to $5.6 billion in 1H23 and Steadfast Underwriting Agencies increased by 18.8% to $1 billion over 1H22.
Steadfast offers innovative products, services and expert support to general insurance brokers and insurance underwriting agencies to give them a competitive edge in an ever-changing market.
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Barry Nilsson’s national Insurance & Health practice combines deep industry knowledge with local expertise and the highest standards of client service.
Our team of more than 180 specialist lawyers has the depth of experience and agility to help our clients navigate the complex risk landscape and support their insureds.
With expertise across all lines of insurance, from policy drafting to claims management, we partner with insurers, brokers, self-insureds and re-insurers in Australia and overseas to tailor strategies that are designed to achieve the best outcomes for their business and their customers.
This collaborative approach to claims management keeps insurers, insured, brokers and other relevant stakeholders involved throughout the management and ultimate resolution process.
In a fast-moving world with rapidly evolving client needs, we constantly strive to stay at the leading edge of industry knowledge. BN is actively involved in several thought leadership and industry engagement initiatives to enhance the professionalism and excellence of insurance, broker and risk management professionals, including launching the Next Gen Leader Award with Young Insurance Professionals.
Our outstanding people and commitment to the industry has seen BN receive extensive recognition from our peers as Professional Services Firm of the Year in the ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards and a leading firm in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle's Guide, earned us a reputation as one of the top national Insurance & Health law teams in Australia.
We believe our approach creates a truly unique legal experience: national presence, market leading knowledge of the insurance industry, and genuine care for client outcomes.
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Carter Newell Lawyers
Carter Newell Lawyers has one of the largest specialist commercial insurance practices in Australia with market leading expertise in general liability, professional indemnity, D&O, contract works, aviation, cyber risk and environmental liability.
We have been providing specialist legal advice to Australian and international insurance industry clients for more than 30 years via our offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Our insurance team acts for national and international insurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, underwriting agencies, captive insurers, affinity groups, self-insureds, and insurance brokers. Distinguished by our service and claims management approach, our dedicated Insurance team has been recognised as a leading provider of commercial insurance solutions. We publish a broad range of insurance publications. Our most read and requested Guides include:
- Australian Carriers’ Liability Guide 1st edition
- Professional Liability Guide 2nd edition
- A Guide to Directors' and Officers' Liability and Insurance 2nd edition
- A Legal Guide to Contract Works and Construction Liability Insurance in Australia 3rd edition
- Australian Civil Liability Guide 11th edition
We also publish gazettes, newsletters, and alerts regularly to keep clients and the industry at large informed about significant changes affecting the insurance sector, which are available at www.carternewell.com. Carter Newell is a member of international law associations Insurance Law Global and TAGLaw network and works directly with firm members and their insurance clients.
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CHS Investigations is an established corporate investigation company operating nationally with our head office in Forest Hill, Victoria.
CHS boasts a strong working relationship with our clients based on trust, integrity and an extensive knowledge of the industry.
Along with our expert surveillance team, we have qualified, factual investigators, with experience in pending claims, common law, recovery, sexual harassment, workplace cultural reviews, and bullying and harassment investigations in the workplace.
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At Charles Taylor, our adjusting team is a unique group of experts, leading the assessment and resolution of large and complex claims. Locally. Regionally. Globally. We are a recognised leader across all major adjusting lines:
- Construction and engineering
- Natural resources
In Australia, Charles Taylor Adjusting enjoys a market leadership position. Across all the business practices our highly skilled team includes chartered loss adjusters, accountants, engineers, surveyors, insurance practitioners, arbitrators, mediators, lawyers, and registered expert witnesses. The team is supported by surveyors, forensic accountants, and technical specialists.
We share our knowledge, expertise and insights with our clients which builds long-term, professional relationships because our clients know they trust our advice on every claim, every time.
Regardless of the challenge posed by the claim, or the location, we have the right capabilities to solve it efficiently for you when you need us most. Charles Taylor Adjusting. Expertise you can trust.
As a long-time supporter of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), Charles Taylor is delighted to be the business lounge sponsor of the World Insurance Congress Australia (WICA) 2023.
Clyde & Co
Clyde & Co is a global law firm providing a complete service to clients in its core sectors of insurance, transport, energy, infrastructure and trade & commodities. With over 5,000 people operating from over 60 offices and associated offices across six continents, Clyde & Co is committed to creating successful outcomes for our clients.
Pellon & Associados Advocacia
Pellon & Associados Law Office is headquartered in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and it has branches in the cities of São Paulo, Brasília, Vitória and Curitiba. Having more than 150 lawyers, the Office is also present, through correspondents, in the main regions of Brazil and abroad. It relies on extensive technological resources, which allow us to examine and meet any demand that arises, quickly and accurately.
The Office has being involved in the insurance and reinsurance business for long time. We actively participate in institutional work with those sectors organizations (federations, schools and associations). Some of our attorneys have held or hold prominent positions in market associations (national and international), such as AIDA (International Insurance Law Association). Besides, our customers have recognized the successful participation of our lawyers in legal cases or relevant claims for the market. That is the reason why so many significant insurers/reinsures take part of our client portfolio. Ultimately, once no other Brazilian Law Office has so many attorneys specialized in insurance, we are identified as a reference Office in Insurance and Reinsurance in Brazil.
Although, originally dedicated to insurance and reinsurance law, throughout our journey of over 30 years, the Office has expanded its competencies to other important areas, working both in litigation, and in consultancy, mediation and arbitration. Thus, it has consolidated itself as a reference Office in Brazil also in Telecommunications, Banking, Capital Market, Corporate Law, Taxation, Public Service Concessionaires, Aviation, Energy, Transport, Industry, Agribusiness, Oil and gas, Commerce and Services.
We have heavily invested in technology, introducing new systems for performance analysis, data flow monitoring and advocacy support, as well as artificial intelligence and robotics. In addition, we obtained the ISO 9001/15 Quality standard certificate from Bureau Veritas.
Wotton + Kearney
With one of the largest liability teams in Australasia, Wotton + Kearney is at the forefront of emerging casualty and general liability trends and are frequently engaged by our clients to represent their customers and their business interests when it matters most.
Our experts offer unmatched depth of coverage and defence capabilities nationally and work across all major industry sectors, defending claims of all sizes in product liability and recall, property damage, catastrophic and common injury, occupational and dust diseases, public liability including labour hire and contractors, institutional abuse and sports injury.
We have a team of 24 partners and over 125 specialist liability claims lawyers across six Australian offices who work with major insurers and many London market syndicates, managing agents and coverholders on scheme business, bespoke-brokered business and local claims portfolios. We have also forged trusted relationships with key brokers, adjusters, industry bodies and experts to ensure that we can achieve the very best outcomes for our clients and their customers.
As a long-time supporter of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), Wotton + Kearney is delighted to be a silver sponsor of the World Insurance Congress Australia (WICA) 2023.
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Thomson Geer Lawyers
Thomson Geer is a major Australian corporate law firm trusted by companies, governments and institutions to act for their commercial and legal interests.
With more than 700 people, including over 140 partners, operating out of offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra, it is one of the 10 largest firms in Australia.
Thomson Geer is a full service firm and many of the firm’s practitioners are acknowledged as leading lawyers in their fields.
The firm's insurance and self-insurance practice supports clients across the broad spectrum of insurance types including public and product liability, professional indemnity, employment practices liability, directors' and officers', contractor’s all risk, property, industrial special risk, total and permanent disability and life insurance.
As well as claims management and handling, the team draft policy wordings, provide regulatory advice and pre-contractual advice in relation to insurance policy wordings and contractual insurance and indemnity clauses.
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Kennedys occupies a unique position as insurance law specialists operating on a truly global scale across Asia Pacific, UK, EMEA and the Americas. Kennedys in Australia has specialised in insurance claims since 2006. Our team includes 20 partners and 80+ lawyers in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane with expertise in financial lines, property and construction, healthcare and medical malpractice, casualty and general liability, trade credit, marine and aviation. Insurance claims, coverage and subrogation advice and disputes is our core business, and all insurance partners have extensive experience across multiple lines of business gained in-house and in private practice locally and internationally. Our growing commercial team provides complementary services to our insurer clients in the key areas of regulation and compliance, data privacy, employment, defamation and commercial disputes including class actions.
Finity is a strategic analytics firm that brings your data to life with an actuarial approach, a practical lens and a human perspective. Finity is a trusted partner of tech start-ups through to large scale organisations with experts in areas such as Climate, AI, Automotive and Risk Management and products curated to suit organisational needs.
Lander & Rogers
Lander & Rogers has one of the largest and most respected insurance law practices in Australia. We've been trusted by Australian and international insurers for more than 65 years because of our unrivalled expertise across all litigated and non-litigated claims.
We're a commercially focused insurance law team with a reputation for efficient and accurate claims assessments across all insurance lines. Our lawyers have acted in many of the major insurance litigation matters arising across the Asia Pacific.
We have one of the highest retention rates in the legal profession and our clients benefit from collaborative, long-term working relationships that endure. Our commitment to the industry and our appreciation of the multi-layered networks within the insurance sector helps us maintain constructive relationships with insurers, insureds, reinsurers and intermediaries.
Areas we cover include:
- Professional indemnity
- Directors’ and officers’ liability
- Financial institutions
- Class actions
- Cyber and technology
- Construction and engineering
- Medical indemnity, health and ageing
- Personal injury
- Insurance transactions and regulations
mlcoa is the largest provider of independent medical opinions in Australia. Covering every major medical specialty, our team has more than 35 years’ experience in delivering medical assessment services.
Our specialists provide trusted, independent and evidence-based opinions to enable the optimal management of your clients’ medical conditions. This insightful advice helps to inform reliable decision-making around an individual’s rehabilitation, recovery and return to work options.
We have the size and agility to be where you need us most, with permanent consulting suites in each Australian capital city, as well as over 70 key metropolitan and regional locations, and a growing international network.
MinterEllison is unique among Australia's leading legal providers for having specialist end-to-end capability in the insurance sector. Our full service Insurance team of 230+ lawyers operates on a nation-wide basis and also extends to New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Our industry recognised experts have a proven track record in providing effective and commercially sound advice and solutions to all insurance industry participants. We were also recently recognised as 'Professional Services Firm of the Year' in the 2022 ANZIIF Insurance Industry Awards.
Our front-end insurance team provides extensive advisory services to both general insurers, government insurers , corporate self-insurers, life insurers, reinsurers and corporate insureds. We provide advice in the areas of regulatory compliance, licensing and distribution, portfolio transfers, product development, captive insurance, alternative risk transfer, insurance due diligence, regulatory investigations and enforcement. Our insurance litigation practice helps resolve claims and handle insurance disputes across multiple sectors including financial lines, casualty, life insurance and emerging areas. We have great expertise in the management of complex insurance disputes including class actions, multiparty disputes and arbitrations.
We work closely in assisting general insurers and reinsurers with navigating digital innovation, data analytics and the insurance industry sector transformation – seven pinnacle industry awards in seven years confirm this.
We have authored the Insurance Contracts Act Handbook since 1992, a practical overview of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 capturing recent amendments and updates on important insurance case law. Considered by the Insurance Industry as their 'bible', its longevity and popularity in the market reflects our commitment to the insurance industry sector.
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Dever’s List Ltd - Barristers’ Clerk
Finding the appropriate Barrister for a particular brief can be a time-consuming task. Searching for someone who is appropriate to handle the case, contacting them and ensuring that they are available on the day of the hearing are all questions to which a Clerk can provide answers promptly and efficiently.
As the Barristers’ Clerk have detailed knowledge about the availability of the barristers on their list via the latest software diary sync technology, they can provide lawyers and others with up to the minute information about the availability of those barristers, as well as advising on the choice of barrister.
We at Fire Forensics are leading experts in fire and explosion investigation in Australia and abroad and have offered our clients thorough and impartial fire investigation services for over 40 years. Our team of qualified and experienced specialists solve the puzzle of fire; how it started, how it progressed and how future fires can be prevented, based on science and accurately gathering and investigating evidence. Our professional and prompt system of investigation and reporting sets us apart in the industry, and we take pride in our exemplary standards of client services and scientific techniques. Working thoroughly, lawfully and professionally, we are committed to solving the puzzle of fire for our clients with the highest levels of personal, legal and corporate integrity. Our findings cover the origin, cause, development, spread and circumstances of an incident, together with expert opinions on individual or corporate responsibility, legal liability, compliance with legislation and standards, and many other factors required by our clients.
LKA Group's investigation and consulting services are the key to uncovering the truth behind any matter. Our experienced professionals offer investigative services including fraud, general insurance, workers’ compensation, CTP, motor, surveillance, workplace misconduct, claims assessment, process serving and loss adjusting. With a strong focus on integrity and professionalism, we conduct all our activities in a discreet, ethical and customer-focussed manner, and we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Whether you're an insurer, solicitor or any other organisation, LKA Group's services can help you get to the bottom of any issue.
Medilaw Group is one of Australia's largest National IME providers, consisting of Medilaw on the east coast and central Australia and Next Health on the west coast.
Created to bring choice to the specialist medical opinion market in Australia, with more than 530 IME consultants extending across 53 specialties, each quality-focused brand represents a carefully recruited cohort of medical specialists with the skill and expertise to cover every medical opinion required.
MindSense, Centre of Psychiatry partners with Medilaw Group to draw upon the experienced psychiatrists in Medilaw and Next Health to provide a specialised service for historical, institutional and sexual abuse cases.
To keep this short, we facilitate medico-legal services across Australia, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve their desired outcomes. Whilst we provide standard independent medical examinations, we are most proud of our hand-crafted innovative services such as our Plus & MAS Services, our exceptional customer care and our elite network of medical experts.
We’d love to learn more about your referral needs and to see whether we could be a good fit for you.
We’re all about making long-lasting relationships and helping our clients by delivering reliable and effective medical opinions.
Our primary goal is to make the medico-legal process as easy as possible for our medical experts, referring clients and claimants to navigate.
We look forward to showing you the ‘Red Health difference’.
1300 100 RED (733) | www.redhealth.com.au
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