Hicksons is proud to be one of Australia’s leading insurance law firms, recognised for uncompromising quality. For over 45 years we have been committed to the insurance industry, maintaining a reputation for practical, reliable advice focused on achieving commercially sound outcomes. Our experience and long term commitment to clients gives us a thorough understanding of the insurance business and its regulatory environment. We have been acting for a major insurer for more than 40 years.
Our Insurance team acts for insurers, including mono-lines, self-insurers and insureds in claims and disputes, advising them on a wide range of insurance-related matters. We also act for government department and agencies in New South Wales and Victoria, brokers, Lloyds syndicates, captives, claims handling agencies, mutuals, intermediaries, reinsurers, cover holders and underwriting agencies.
Our experience spans many insurance areas, including product liability. It also covers professional indemnity, industrial special risks, property damage, business interruption, machinery breakdown, construction all risks, fidelity guarantee, home and contents, and CTP insurance.
We have a reputation for having the expertise necessary to deal with complex matters including those with difficult legal and factual issues, catastrophic claims and sensitive matters. We also regularly advise on choice of law issues, recovery, indemnity, statutory interpretation and policy interpretation. We draft a broad range of policies for clients.
While providing clients with robust advice, we always consider their commercial drivers – including the true costs of settling a claim. Reflecting this approach, most disputed matters we advise on are settled early and prior to hearing.
At times, our clients wish to proceed to hearing where we firmly and fairly protect their interests. We represent clients in all Australian jurisdictions and a number of international jurisdictions.