Bell Gully

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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​​​Bell Gully's insurance team acts for a wide range of insurers, insureds, brokers and reinsurers. 

What sets us apart from other firms is the depth and breadth of our insurance practice, spanning cutting-edge litigation, claims work, products and policy wording advice, regulatory work and transactions involving the insurance sector.

We have extensive experience in complex commercial transactions involving the insurance sector. We advise clients on mergers and acquisitions involving insurers and reinsurers, restructuring their insurance businesses, the transfer of insurance portfolios, as well as advising overseas insurers seeking to establish insurance operations in New Zealand.


Our team has represented clients in some of the most significant New Zealand insurance litigation cases over the past few years.

We act for both insurers and insureds in a wide variety of claims work, including general and fire insurance, liability insurance (including professional indemnity and D&O), life and medical insurance, and reinsurance.

Products and policy wording
We regularly advise insurers and insureds on insurance product issues, policy wording, white label insurance products, and the development of new product disclosure documents.

Our team has regulatory expertise, including in relation to the Insurance Prudential Supervision Act and Reserve Bank insurance requirements.​


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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

MBIE reviews key aspects of New Zealand insurance law

Glenn Joblin, David Friar, Elijah Pear

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Australian class action reform: implications for New Zealand

Jenny Stevens, David Friar, Sophie East

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