Property & ISR

Property and Industrial Special Risks (ISR) claims (including mining and energy) is an area in which Wotton + Kearney’s partners are recognised as industry leaders. We have handled claims from the smallest to the largest, from the relatively simple to the most complex and boundary-defining. Much of the work has centred on indemnity and contribution/recovery in litigated claims. We are also regularly retained to assist in resolving contested claims (litigated and non-litigated) which involve technical legal issues of policy interpretation and to provide advice on potential third party recoveries. We receive instructions from a wide range of insurers writing commercial property business in Australia, as well as offshore insurers involved in global accounts.

The Wotton + Kearney property team has serviced some of the largest and most complicated “headline” claims in this area in Australia and New Zealand, including claims arising out of some of the most devastating natural disasters witnessed in Australasia; in particular the Christchurch earthquakes, Queensland floods and Black Saturday bushfires.