General Insurance

BTLawyers has experience in all areas of general insurance. Our partners and lawyers have acted for many of Australia’s major insurers and self-insurers in a wide range of insurance and insurance-related matters. They have acted across the whole spectrum of insurance classes.

The lawyers at BTLawyers are insurance specialists. In addition to our expertise in the liability classes of insurance we provide advice to and act for insurers in areas such as property damage, asbestos litigation, recoveries, and professional indemnity. We have experience in policy interpretation and indemnity disputes.

Our general insurance services

Our insurance lawyers are able to provide high quality and effective legal service without the costs associated with a “big firm”. With our knowledge and expertise, we are able to assist our clients on a broad range of insurance matters including with respect to:

  • Motor vehicle claims
  • Property damage/ISR
  • Business interruption
  • Indemnity disputes
  • Policy interpretation
  • Professional indemnity

Our approach

Once engaged, we will quickly evaluate the issues and provide clear commercial advice on how to approach the dispute in your best interests. Working closely with you we focus on identifying your commercial objectives at an early stage and develop a strategy to achieve them. This ensures realistic goals are set and the best commercial outcomes are achieved.

We make full use of all available mechanisms to achieve a successful dispute resolution. These include the use of alternative dispute resolution processes – such as direct negotiation, mediation, expert determination and arbitration. We proactively pursue the agreed strategy keeping our clients fully informed with clear and concise reports as the matter progresses. While a trial is rarely the preferred resolution mechanism, if the alternative dispute resolution avenues fail then we will vigorously pursue and protect our client’s rights and interests with a fully prepared and resourced case. Whichever resolution course is followed, we are committed to the protection of our client’s commercial interests.

Benefits to our clients

Our clients benefit from our unique approach:

  • We support your management team and align our services to your corporate objectives and values.
  • Our commitment to partner with our clients provides a trusted resource that protects and adds to your business’s effectiveness.
  • Our flat structure gives you access to the expert lawyers who directly manage your matter.
  • Our extensive experience in managing and resolving insurance disputes ensures that our clients’ commercial interests are protected.
  • Strategic and innovative management of dispute resolution delivering timely, cost effective and lasting outcomes that add value to your business.
  • Innovative fee structures ensure cost effective and efficient service and provide unbeatable value.
  • Our technical expertise, practical negotiation skills and efficiency provide our clients with measurably superior results.

Let’s work together

At BTLawyers, we deliver the most desirable outcomes for those we represent. We achieve this through our firm’s structure and the calibre of our team.

Make an enquiry or call us on (07) 3211 2233