Insurance Law

Since the Christchurch earthquakes, the insurance claims industry and insurance law principles have developed at a pace not seen for generations. The volume of difficult claims, coverage, and recovery issues has led to major court rulings with ramifications well beyond property or business interruption policies. Meanwhile, nimble new specialty lines providers are prospering as premium levels recover.

Services encompass the full range of insurance and reinsurance work: claims handling and dispute resolution, advising and litigating policy coverage and indemnity issues, defending insured parties facing liability claims, pursuing subrogated recovery action against wrongdoers.


Gary has practised insurance law throughout his career, at leading specialist New Zealand firms (e.g. Phillips Fox) and the best in the London market (Clyde & Co/Barlow Lyde & Gilbert). He also was for a short time in the in-house counsel team at Aon UK (brokers).