SPONSORS' PROFILES

CONFERENCE DINNER SPONSOR - BARRY.NILSSON

Specialising in insurance law for over 30 years, self-confessed insurance fanatics Barry.Nilsson. covers all aspects of insurance, from policy drafting to education, and in particular claims management. Previously named Professional Services Firm of the Year at the ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards, as well as listings in Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific), Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle's, Barry.Nilsson. is recognised as one of the top Insurance and Health law teams in Australia with strong insurance practices in all six states.
Through thought leadership, industry papers and sponsorships, as well as our unique training arm, Elevista Interactive Learning, Barry.Nilsson. is a strong contributor to the insurance industry. As industry partners, our objective is to enhance the professionalism and excellence of insurance, brokers and risk management professionals, and contribute to the success of insurance and insurance-related businesses. All of which have resulted in our significant and enduring relationships with insurers, brokers, self-insureds and re-insurers, both in Australia and overseas.


CONFERENCE DINNER CRUISE SPONSOR - MCS GROUP

For more than 30 years MCS has provided Engineering and Building technical reports for legal and insurance applications across Australia, offering a wide range of expertise, including building consultancy, multiple engineering disciplines (structural, civil, geotechnical, mining, mechanical, marine) and drone technology for problematic roofs, high-rise buildings, and thermal imaging to confirm water ingress.
MCS is called upon by Insurers, Loss Adjusters, Bodies Corporate and Government Agencies to report on damage to residential property, multi tenanted apartments, commercial, industrial and rural property, and general infrastructure. MCS regularly assists with dispute resolution, submissions to AFCA, and litigated matters.
Services include: Rapid response; same day emergency attendance, Reporting on/analysing damage to property, its cause and effect, Preparing detailed/dissected Scopes of Work, Recommending appropriate cost-effective remediation, Project management, Determining if structures are compliant with NCC and relevant Australian Standards, Analysis and commentary on repair quotes/invoices and post repair inspections, Drone inspections of underwater structures and Expert Witness Reports.
MCS is wholly Australian and passionately committed to providing independent service excellence, respecting every person encountered along our service journey. Our vision is to inspire repair solutions that ensure the needs of MCS client’s and their Insured’s, are met. We invite you to visit our website: www.mcsgroup.com.au or call 1300 MCS AUS | 1300 627 287


SILVER SPONSOR - CLYDE & CO

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors such as insurance & reinsurance. We advise businesses that are at the heart of worldwide commerce and trade.
Backed by a truly global presence, we offer a national service to our clients with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Our combination of sector expertise, commercial attitude and in-depth regional understanding provides a unique perspective.


SILVER SPONSOR - IMO

Independent Medical Opinion offers independent medical examinations to insurers, lawyers, government agencies and employers who need to resolve a personal injury claim. They host a panel of over 500 medical specialists and allied health professionals across Australia. IMO was the first personal injury management service provider in the market, and since their inception have enjoyed a proud history at the forefront of the industry.


SILVER SPONSOR - LIBERTY SPECIALTY MARKETS

Global reach. Financial strength. Local authority.
Distinct, complex and constantly evolving – every business is as unique as their insurance needs. To confidently progress in the face of risk and uncertainty requires a level of security you can only achieve through working with specialists.
Liberty Specialty Markets offers a breadth of world-class insurance and reinsurance services to brokers and insured clients. We bring value and solutions to more than 20,000 of Asia Pacific’s most significant business and government organisations – helping protect what they earn, build and own.
We’re part of the global Liberty Mutual Group, a Fortune 100 company that’s been in business since 1912 with a Standard and Poor’s ‘A’ (strong) rating.
www.libertyspecialtymarkets.com.au


WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR – CARTER NEWELL LAWYERS

Award winning firm, Carter Newell Lawyers has one of the largest specialist insurance practices in Australia, with market leading expertise in general liability, environmental liability, professional indemnity, D&O, contract works, cyber risk and aviation. From our Eastern seaboard offices, our team is continually appointed on significant losses throughout Australia.
Our insurance clients, which include Australian and international insurers and re-insurers, Lloyds Syndicates, Captives, brokers and third party administrators, tell us we are reliable and consistent, and approach their claims with energy, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective. Carter Newell is also a member of Insurance Law Global which provides a seamless worldwide service to the insurance industry.
We are a leading provider of educational resources including a multitude of publications for the betterment of the insurance industry. These publications are regularly updated and include:
- Australian Civil Liability Guide, 11th edition
- A Legal Guide to Contract Works and Construction Liability Insurance in Australia, 3rd edition
- A Guide to Directors’ and Officers’ Liability and Insurance, 2nd edition
- Professional Liability Guide, 1st edition
- Missing links in the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ – Australia’s varied response to the risks posed by Polyethylene Core Cladding, 4th edition
- The Australian response to Institutional Child Abuse, 2nd edition
We also publish quarterly gazettes which include our Injury Liability Gazette, Professional and Management Liability Gazette, Workplace Advisory Gazette and our Property and Real Estate Gazette.
Carter Newell Lawyers is proud to again be a sponsor of the AILA National Conference having been a long-time supporter of AILA for over 30 years.


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING SPONSOR - SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS

Sparke Helmore covers five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients.
Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.
Insurance is our core area of focus and we adopt an approach that is practical and intent on connecting clients to efficient solutions. We are a proud member of Global Insurance Law Connect, a global network of like-minded and high performing independent firms, specialising in insurance law.


SPEAKERS GIFT SPONSOR - THOMSON GEER

Thomson Geer is a large Australian corporate law firm.
We have more than 560 people, including 116 Partners operating out of our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. By size we are one of the 10 largest law firms operating in Australia, and the 5th largest independent Australian law firm.
Our insurance team has extensive experience in public liability, professional indemnity, product liability, contractor’s all risk, property and industrial special risk insurance, and self-insurance. We also have extensive experience in dust diseases, intentional torts arising out of child sex and physical abuse and bullying, commercial litigation, and building and construction litigation. Our insurance team also provides pre-contractual advice in relation to insurance policy wordings and contractual insurance and indemnity clauses, and acts in disputes arising out of denials of indemnity.


SATCHEL SPONSOR - GEN RE

Backed by the highest financial security that is available, Gen Re provides reinsurance solutions to the global insurance industry. We trace our origins back to 1846, thus being the oldest reinsurance company in the world. We work closely with our clients to understand their strategic and operational goals, offering a wide range of products, tools and resources that aim to promote our clients’ ongoing growth and success. As a relationship driven reinsurer, we are in the risk assumption business, just like our clients. Our shared perspective helps us understand and evaluate even the toughest risks – and propose the right solution for you.
Gen Re has earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies. We take our commitments very seriously. And with $15.5 billion in capital and $11 billion in premiums, we only make promises we can keep.
2021 is a significant year for Gen Re. It marks not only the 100th anniversary of the founding of General Re in North America, but also the 175th anniversary of the creation of the historical Cologne Re in Europe – and with it, the first professional reinsurance company.


EXHIBITOR - THE MEDILAW GROUP

Medilaw Group, encompassing individual brands Medilaw, Next Health and Mind Sense, was formed in 2017 to bring choice to the specialist medical opinion market in Australia. With a combined industry experience of over 30 years, each brand represents a carefully recruited cohort of consulting medical specialists with the skill and expertise to cover every medical opinion need, nationally.


EXHIBITOR - MLCOA

MLCOA is a leading provider of independent medical opinions in Australia. Covering every major medical specialty, our team has more than 30 years’ experience in delivering medical assessment services. Our specialists provide trusted, independent and evidence-based opinions to inform decision making and enable the optimal management of your clients’ medical conditions. With over 70 key metropolitan and regional locations, we have the size and agility to be where you need us most.




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