Insurance

Chambers Russell Lawyers provides legal advice and services to beneficiaries to insurance policies. Our lawyers have extensive experience in the insurance industry and focus on achieving the early resolution of claims. We advise on your rights under your policy of insurance and where valid insurance claims are not paid then we provide the expertise and experience necessary to obtain a negotiated outcome or to take legal action to recover the indemnity due to our clients.

Our legal services and expertise include:

  • Claim management
  • Contractor’s all risk
  • Home owner’s warranty / Insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund
  • Legislative advice
  • Policy interpretation and advice
  • Public liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Strata insurance
  • Workers’ compensation
Raymon Anderson Special Counsel with expertise in insurance (02) 8248 2835 randerson@chambersrussell.com.au

Insurance Resources

  • Beneficiaries of policies issued under the Home Building Compensation Fund In the case of Gardez Nominees Pty Ltd v NSW Self Insurance Corporation [2016] the Supreme Court made determinations as to whether the plaintiff mortgagee in that matter was a beneficiary of a policy of insurance issued under to the Home Building Compensation Fund. The decision potentially has wide ranging implications given the interpretation given to a number of key provisions in the Home Building Act 1989. Published by Daniel Russell and Thomas Waugh on June 1, 2016
  • The home warranty insurance register As of 15 January 2015 details of contracts of home warranty insurance issued by the NSW Self Insurance Corporation may be accessed through an online register. The register provides key information about the extent of insurance protection offered to owners and prospective purchasers. Published by Scott Chambers and Katherine Flynn on March 4, 2015
  • Amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 A number of key amendments to the home building laws in New South Wales have now come into operation. The amendments have wide ranging implications impacting on licencing, defect litigation and home warranty insurance. A number of considerations that arise from the amendments are discussed in this article. Published by Scott Chambers and Daniel Russell on March 4, 2015