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 One source commends the team, noting that "they pay attention to the detail and consider any implications in advance," while another states: "They work really hard and never miss a deadline, and are also proactive."

Work highlights Defended an insurance company on claims against the insured for breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence arising from its role as a trustee to a family trust seeking damages of NZD2 million.

Engaged by Delta Insurance New Zealand to draft a combined liability policy for a local insurer and national broker network.

Notable practitioners

Helen Twomey advises on professional indemnity and regularly defends clients including insurers and underwriters, often in High Court claims. A pleased source describes her as a "very knowledgeable lawyer with an eye for detail and excellent relationship management," while another source commends her for being "meticulous and thorough in her work."

Michael Robertson has over 30 years' experience advising domestic and international insurers on commercial insurance policies and liability claims. He is described by a client as an "incredibly experienced insurance law practitioner" who is "strong on strategy and technical knowledge of the law."