Simpson Grierson

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Well-regarded national firm offering specialist insurance advice to clients in a broad variety of industries. Experienced in acting for both insureds and insurers, it is noted for its adept handling of professional indemnity claims. The team also advises on M&A transactions between insurance organisations and on legislative compliance matters for major government clients.

Strengths A client notes: "The firm has a good reputation for providing excellent service."

Work highlights Act for Wellington City Council in High Court proceedings against Riskpool, contesting a declinature by Riskpool of cover for a leaky building claim.

Defended Fidelity Life Assurance in High Court proceedings regarding a NZD1 million claim for a breach of contract.

Notable practitioners

Robert Gapes and Helen Smith are key contacts.