Commercial and industrial business interruption claims, including those resulting from fire and flood damage, represent a significant part of our property workflow and is a particular area of specialty.

For more complex commercial property claims including hotel, warehouse and industrial premises related claims, we have the specialist technical knowledge and expert witness networks required to deal with any type of loss. Since the insured is usually a landlord or tenant, our lawyers also have detailed knowledge of the property law, strata and leasing arrangements which must be navigated to ensure a successful outcome.

W+K are also closely connected with the primary loss adjusters across a number of levels of seniority. We also have the respect of major brokers and access to a suite of experts who are internationally recognised across many disciplines.

Whether it’s a major loss or a more routine fire damage claim, you want a team on your side that is already chose. by both local and international insurers to provide coverage advice, manage the defence of first party claims or recover third party losses to represent your interests.

Warehouse fire and flood claims

Providing indemnity advice in a number of industrial warehouse fire claims and landlord or tenant claims involving fire or flood at shopping complexes.

Pike River Coal Mine MDBI claims

Acting on claims for material damage and business interruption losses arising out of the Pike River Coal Mine explosion in New Zealand.

Bushfire destruction of a commercial farm

Acting in a claim for damages caused by bushfires in Australia which resulted in extensive destruction of a commercial farm. The matter involved the preparation of extensive evidence to substantiate the loss pursued.

Large scale industrial property losses

Acting on two of the largest property insurance losses in Australian mining – Atlantic Ltd and First Quantum Minerals – involving a significant fire loss of a Beneficiation Plant, and the catastrophic failure of an Atmospheric Leach Tank at a Nickel Plant, both in Western Australia.