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Yeldham Price O'Brien Lusk

Insurance

1 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Boutique practice catering to insurers and reinsurers on a range of complex mandates. Offers notable expertise in public liability, medical negligence and aviation-related claims, in addition to professional indemnity, D&O and workers' compensation matters. Also advises on regulatory investigations, trusts and corporation law.

Strengths

Interviewees identify this as a team that "comfortably holds its own" in the market, "acting for some of the major insurers" and being, in the litigation arena, "strong both for class actions and more broadly."

Notable practitioners

Paul O'Brien is a "very highly regarded" litigator with a strong practice area focus and expertise covering both the insurance and reinsurance fields. Noted areas of strength include professional indemnity and financial lines issues, especially those arising in a construction connection, but he is particularly acclaimed for his coverage-related expertise, with one interviewee calling him "one of the two standouts" in this respect, and "one of the strongest technicians in the market." Another source simply observes: "He's a bloody good lawyer and it's difficult to put one over on him."

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Insurance


Paul O'Brien
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