- ACTING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
On instructions from their management liability insurer, we handle claims made against Victorian and Tasmanian councils.
These vary in nature and size (including quantum) and include claims against councillors, officers and employees.
We focus on streamlining claims. In addition, we are copied into the notification process, so we are able to provide a position paper to the insured client setting out preliminary views on indemnity, liability, quantum and strategy.
This means that the insurer is able to respond quickly to notifications, and to adopt a proactive and collaborative approach to the management of claims.
We also provide councils with a free legal consultation, which can help them to avoid claims altogether or to resolve them early in the process. And our free education service alerts them to emerging risks and shows how to minimise their exposure.
- EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY
We have acted for a number of companies facing employment practices liability claims covered under management liability insurance policies, including:
- Unfair dismissal claims
- General protections claims
- Stop bullying orders.
- GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTES
We have acted for a number of companies dealing with general commercial disputes that are covered under management liability insurance policies.
- INSOLVENT TRADING
We have acted both for directors covered by management liability policies, and for their insurers facing claims by administrators and receivers for insolvent trading and/or breaches of directors’ duties.
- SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES
We have acted for a number of companies dealing with shareholder disputes that are covered under management liability insurance policies.