Wilson Harle

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Auckland-based boutique offering a litigation-centred service. The team is frequently instructed to act on behalf of insured executives in investigations or claims including D&O policy coverage disputes, and professional negligence claims in the construction sector. Also recognised for its work on regulatory matters and legislative compliance, with expertise in shipping, fraud and international trade insurance issues. Well placed to act for brokers and insureds as well as overseas insurers and reinsurers. Experience acting for government clients and regularly advises on property damage claims.

Work highlights Advised Napier City Council in proceedings against its indemnifier seeking a declaration on the meaning of an exclusion clause which the indemnifier claims allows it to avoid liability.

Notable practitioners

Ian Denton regularly advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. He is particularly active advising insureds on coverage disputes and also has experience advising insurance brokers.