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Clients in the insurance and financial services industry benefit from our deep understanding of their diverse industry, and our ability to service their needs across a broad range of legal and business issues.

HWL Ebsworth's long connection with these markets covers all aspects of insurance and reinsurance (both life and general). The firm has one of the largest insurance claims teams in Australia and provides claims advice and assistance to both its general insurance and life insurance clients. Our general insurance practice has expertise in professional indemnity, directors and officers, financial institutions, public liability, product liability, workers’ compensation, ISR, property and construction and our life insurance practice has expertise in both retail and group life products.

Whether working as part of a team on a major acquisition, advising on product design, advising on a life insurance, funds management, superannuation or workplace issue or resolving insurance claims, our clients know they will receive legal assistance from lawyers who understand their issues and the imperatives that will determine success.

We act for clients from all segments of the industry, in Australasia, the UK, Europe and North America, including life and general insurers and reinsurers (life and general), brokers and agents, fund managers, trustees, financial planners, administrators, policy holders, self-insureds, regulators, captives, mutuals and professional associations.


Our relevant experience includes advising on matters related to:

  • professional indemnity;
  • public liability;
  • workers' compensation;
  • life insurance;
  • reinsurance; and
  • medical malpractice.


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