People Partners Paul Hendriks

Paul Hendriks
Partner - Insurance

Paul Hendriks
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Since 1982, Paul has practised almost exclusively as an insurance lawyer. He provides commercial advice to insurers on policy wordings, insurance claims and disputes. His experience spans many insurance areas, including product liability, professional indemnity, industrial special risks, business interruption, machinery breakdown, construction all risks, fidelity guarantee, home and contents, and property insurance.

Paul always considers clients’ commercial drivers, including the true costs of settling a claim. He has represented clients in the Federal Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court and Local Court.

He provides insurers with a wide range of legal services, including drafting and advising on insurance policies, advising and acting for insurers in respect of their liability to insureds, advising insurers on the liability of their insureds, acting for those insureds, acting on and acting in claims for equitable contribution by and against other insurers and advising on compliance with legislation.

Paul, who holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, commenced with Hicksons in November 2002. He is admitted to practice in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. Paul is an Accredited Specialist in the area of Commercial Litigation (Insurance). He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Advisory Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Paul was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2015 in the field of "Insurance Law".