SPONSORS' PROFILES

CONFERENCE DINNER SPONSOR - BARRY.NILSSON

Specialising in insurance law for over 30 years, Barry.Nilsson. covers all aspects of insurance, from policy drafting to education, and in particular claims management. Our commitment to outstanding client service has seen us recognised as Professional Services Firm of the Year in the ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards and a leading firm in Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific), Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle's Guide, and has earned us a reputation as one of the top national Insurance & Health law teams in Australia.
Through thought leadership, industry involvement and sponsorships, including launching the Next Gen Leader Award with YIPs, Barry.Nilsson. is a strong contributor to the insurance industry. As an industry partner, our objective is to enhance the professionalism and excellence of insurance, broker and risk management professionals, and contribute to the success of insurance and insurance-related businesses. All of which has resulted in our significant and enduring relationships across the industry, both in Australia and overseas.


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.


CLOSING LUNCH SPONSOR - GILCHRIST CONNELL

Gilchrist Connell is a leading Australian insurance law firm with a focus on the insurance sector. We predominantly advise our insurer clients on complex coverage issues and we act in the defence of claims against insureds across all classes of general insurance. We also provide employment, WHS, insolvency, corporate and commercial advice, as well as front-end solutions to businesses throughout all stages of their life cycle. We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. While we work across all Australian jurisdictions, we also have proven experience in assisting clients with claims in New Zealand, Asia, Europe, US and the London market. In addition, we have expertise advising global insurers participating in multi-national insurance programs.
Gilchrist Connell is a trusted adviser to many of the world’s most sophisticated insurance sector operators including large local and international insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates, their insureds, self-insurers, brokers and underwriting agencies. Our expertise is recognised through our regular inclusion as finalists or winners of national insurance industry awards and respected independent directories. The firm maintains active industry involvement with our people holding roles in peak bodies such as AILA, APIG and YIPS across Australia.
The firm has seen rapid expansion over the last six months with a net increase in staff of over 30 percent. This expansion has occurred to meet a surge in client demand, which we forecast to continue through FY22 and beyond.


COFFEE CART SPONSOR – CHS INVESTIGATIONS

CHS Investigations is an established corporate investigation company operating nationally with our head office in Forest Hill, Victoria.
CHS boasts a strong working relationship with our clients based on trust, integrity and an extensive knowledge of the industry.
Along with our expert surveillance team, we have qualified, factual investigators, with experience in pending claims, common law, recovery, sexual harassment, workplace cultural reviews, and bullying and harassment investigations in the workplace.
Contact: Lisa Carse, Director - CHS Investigations
info@chsaustralia.com - 03 9894 1940 - www.chsaustralia.com


INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER - WOTTON + KEARNEY

Wotton + Kearney has one focus – insurance law. Founded in 2002, W+K has grown from two partners to be one of Australasia’s undisputed leaders in our industry with over 250 specialist insurance lawyers across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Wellington.
Our dedication to insurance makes us the law firm of choice for some of the largest insurers, brokers and industry participants. W+K is highly regarded in the areas of general liability, financial lines, and complex property, energy and construction claims. We also have rapidly growing practices in the specialist areas of cyber, class actions, workplace/EPL, product liability and subrogated recoveries.
W+K has built a reputation for leading some of the Australasian insurance market’s largest, most complex and high profile disputes. We are also proud to have been recognised by our clients as a Band 1 firm for insurance law by Chambers & Partners for nine consecutive years.
www.wottonkearney.com.au


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 - LANDER & ROGERS

Lander & Rogers has one of the largest and most respected insurance law practices in Australia. We've been trusted by Australian and international insurers for more than 60 years because of our unrivalled expertise across litigated and non-litigated claims.
We're a commercially focused insurance law team with a reputation for efficient and accurate claims assessments across all insurance lines. Our lawyers have acted in many of the major insurance litigation matters arising across the Asia Pacific.

Our specialisations include:

  • Class actions
  • Construction and engineering
  • Cyber and technology
  • Director's and officer's liabilities
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance transactions and regulation
  • Life
  • Medical indemnity, health and aging
  • Personal injury
  • Professional indemnity
  • Property
  • Recoveries

https://www.landers.com.au/legal-service/insurance


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


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.


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.


CHARGER STATION SPONSOR - KENNEDYS

Kennedys occupies a unique position as insurance law specialists operating on a truly global scale across Asia Pacific, UK, EMEA and the Americas. Kennedys in Australia has specialised in insurance claims since 2006. Our team includes 21 partners and 80+ lawyers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with expertise in financial lines, property and construction, healthcare and medical malpractice, casualty and general liability, trade credit, marine and aviation. Insurance claims, coverage and subrogation advice and disputes is our core business, and all insurance partners have extensive experience across multiple lines of business gained in-house and in private practice locally and internationally. Our growing commercial team provides complementary services to our insurer clients in the key areas of regulation and compliance, data privacy, employment, defamation and commercial disputes including class actions.


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
  • 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


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 - FIRE FORENSICS

We are leading experts in fire and explosion investigation in Australia and abroad, and our personnel have offered clients thorough and impartial fire investigation services for over 40 years.
Our team of qualified and experienced specialists solve the puzzle of fire: how it started, how it progressed, the sequence of events and how future fires can be prevented, based on scientific methods and accurately gathering and investigating the evidence. Working thoroughly and professionally, we are committed to solving the puzzle of fire for our clients with the highest levels of personal, legal and corporate integrity.
Our findings cover the origin, cause, development, spread and circumstances of an incident, together with expert opinions on individual or corporate responsibility, legal liability, compliance with legislation and standards, and many other factors required by our clients.
Our professional and prompt system of investigation and reporting sets us apart in the industry, and we take pride in our exemplary standards of client services and scientific techniques.

WE ARE SKILLED IN THE EXAMINATION AND INTERPRETATION OF FIRE DAMAGE TO:

  • Structures of all kinds, from garden sheds to large industrial and commercial complexes
  • Road, rail and marine passenger and commercial transport, from motorcycles to container ships
  • Static and mobile plants, including mining and civil engineering and farming equipment and machinery
  • Renewable energy installations



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