Our Commercial Property team, including partners Aisha Lala, Peter Coggins, Will Robinson and Robert Finnigan in Australia, and Antony Holden and special counsel Andrew Moore in New Zealand, provides coverage and resolution advice on contested first party claims and associated subrogated recoveries.

We focus on being easy to work with by delivering quality services in ways that meet insurers’ commercial drivers, including speed and proactivity.

For the more complex Commercial Property claims, including those involving hotel, strata, commercial and industrial premises, we have specialist technical knowledge and expert witness networks to allow us to seamlessly deal with any type of loss, particularly those caused by regular perils like fire, water escape and weather events. The common dynamic involves an insured who is a landlord or tenant, and our lawyers have deep experience in property law, strata and leasing arrangements to navigate competing pressures to deliver a successful outcome.

W+K is also closely connected with key loss adjusters across a number of levels of seniority. We also have the respect of major brokers and access to a suite of market-recognised experts with dispute and reporting experience.

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.