Robertsons Barristers & Solicitors

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for A specialist insurance firm noted for its particular expertise in property damage claims and aviation liability matters. Its clients include global insurers as well as New Zealand and international brokers. Also has experience in professional liability and general liability cases.

Strengths A client highlights the team's commerciality, saying: "They have a high level of expertise in insurance issues. They give high-quality advice which is commercial and practical, are easy to get on with and have a commercial understanding of the issues."

Another client adds: "They are a very technical, professional and knowledgeable team who are particularly good with complex matters pertaining to insurance law."

Work highlights Successfully defended law firm Loo & Koo in a NZD15 million case pertaining to charges of breach of trust, knowing assistance and negligent breach of statutory duty.

Notable practitioners

Helen Twomey is entirely focused on insurance matters. She is a noted expert in the arena of liability insurance, concentrating on directors and officers, professional indemnity and claims in the financial services sector. A client affirms: "She is easy to deal with, has a real grasp of insurance principles and is able to apply them in a practical way, and she provides advice in a proactive manner."

Michael Robertson has a long-standing practice in the area of insurance law and is an expert in the areas of liability and commercial insurance. He often assists major insurers on claims resolution matters across a broad spectrum of industries. "He is astute, deals with clients very well and is very commercial and easy to deal with," attests one client.