Colin Biggers & Paisley

Insurance Department

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Colin Biggers & Paisleys' growing insurance practice is one of the largest specialist insurance practices in Australia with 20 partners and 50 lawyers.

We provide tailored legal advice on high-end insurance and risk matters for the insurance industry. We act on a national and international basis for a broad range of stakeholders, including domestic insurers and reinsurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and the London Companies markets, as well as underwriting agencies, brokers, claims managers, TPAs and insureds.

Colin Biggers & Paisley has an undisputedly leading reputation for handling major complex disputes on behalf of insurers and is particularly well known for its work on:

  • high profile class action defence comprising amongst the highest value claims in Australia
  • high value and complex construction disputes, and associated insurance coverage advice
  • complex insurance coverage disputes, particularly in relation to Directors and Officers Liability and Financial Institutions Policies
  • professional indemnity work  - "lawyer to the lawyers" (amongst other professionals)
  • transport insurance work - marine, aviation, road and rail
  • personal injury liability defence work
  • asbestos litigation defence

We are a firm that provides the highest quality Insurance advice to many large Australian and International clients, including increasingly significant amounts of work in the London market.

Our practice's expertise and reputation is also growing in the areas of cyber security and life insurance.


Creighton, Gavin (Head of Department)

Tulloch, Andrew (Head of Department)

Bannon, Paul

Bethlehem, Keith

Edwards, Vijay

Fenton, Melissa

Hetherington, Stuart

Kemp, Vanessa

Kolovos, Ana

Monahan, Patrick

Moran, Peter

Newby, Jonathan

Probert, Andrew

Prowse, Cathryn

Raniolo, Rose

Russell, Michael

Ryding, Amanda

Skehan, Greg

Taylor, Michelle

Tuohey, Patrick


AIG Insurance

Catholic Church Insurances Ltd

CGU Professional Risks Insurance

Chubb Insurance Australia

Lawcover Insurance Ltd

Liberty International Underwriters

Neon Underwriting

Nova Underwriting Pty Ltd

QBE Insurance


Zurich Financial Services