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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Insurance

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What the team is known for

The Corrs Chambers Westgarth practice is frequently sought out by major corporates and institutional policyholders in the construction, infrastructure, financial services and energy sectors in relation to major claims and coverage work, including class action coverage-related advice. Particularly active on matters relating to professional indemnity insurance, offers substantial expertise in risk allocation and insurance regimes and is well placed to advise on surety bond facility issues. Integrated team, operating across offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, offers nationwide expertise.

Strengths

A client reports: "Corrs Chambers Westgarth's specialist insurance practice is uniquely positioned because it is independent of the insurance industry, but highly expert in insurance law, and well respected by the market and the profession. I have dealt with a number of law firms with significant insurance capabilities, but not one matches the unique characteristics of this practice."

Notable practitioners

Catherine Oldenburg is highly experienced in the litigation of insurance disputes, particularly on behalf of construction and infrastructure sector clients, and also advises on questions concerning a wide range of insurance products. A client who calls her "an outstanding lawyer" and cites her "years of high-level experience," goes on to say: "She is highly capable, very efficient and very bright, and her ability and meticulous courtesy foster excellent and constructive relationships with her peers in sometimes tense negotiations." She is based in Sydney.

Frank Lawson is based in Sydney and brings to the table more than 30 years' experience in the insurance sphere and deep familiarity with professional indemnity and risk management issues, particularly where they impact on players in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Market sources acknowledge him as "certainly a well-known name" in the insurance space and a decided asset to the Corrs Chambers Westgarth practice.

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Location

Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8-12 Chifley Square, NSW 2000

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

2000

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Insurance


Catherine Oldenburg
Up and Coming
Frank Lawson
Senior Statespeople