GOLD PARTNER - CLYDE & CO
Clyde & Co was established in Australia in 2012. Our Australian team now includes 23 partners and more than 120 legal staff in four cities (Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney) who work on contentious and non-contentious matters across the country.
GOLD PARTNER - JACKSON MCDONALD
Jackson McDonald is Western Australia’s largest independent law firm with over 190 staff and 27 partners, offering a full range of commercial legal services. For nearly a century, we have played an integral role in shaping the State by providing our clients with clear, concise legal advice that is tailored to their commercial and operational needs.
SILVER PARTNER - CT GROUP
CT Group offers premium managed services, distinct and secure private cloud hosting in a private datacentre infrastructure as well as in-depth business analysis through IT consultancy services and maximisation of information assets through expertise business process and automation. They provide tools for innovation and growth by reducing downtime, improving efficiencies, all whilst reducing costs. CT Group delivers a complete private cloud solution for disaster recovery and business continuity with flexible enterprise solutions. These services and more are delivered with an expert skillset by passionate and knowledgeable staff since its inception in 2007. A key focus area for the business is the Professional Services sector, with almost 70% of the client base being from that vertical. This ensures a competitive edge by understanding the requirements and expectations of their clients. Part of their achievements is being confirmed as one of the Rising Stars finalists in the Professional Services category amongst some of Perth’s most respected businesses. This accolade means a great deal to the team that an external entity acknowledges the efforts of dedicated and talented staff in servicing clients daily. This year CT Group qualified for the CRN Top 50, which recognises the Top 50 Managed Service Providers across Australia.
SILVER PARTNER - DEVERS LIST
Finding the appropriate Barrister for a particular brief can be a time-consuming task. Searching for someone who is appropriate to handle the case, contacting them and ensuring that they are available on the day of the hearing are all questions to which a Clerk can provide answers promptly and efficiently. We strongly believe that contacting a clerk remains the most efficient and effective way to engage counsel, regardless of the technological advances claiming to find you results purely based on web processes. A clerk can be contacted 24/7 via email or phone and a response via email with Dever’s List is typically within minutes during business hours. A Clerk can provide a list of suitable Barristers. In making recommendations, if required, a Clerk will consider the barrister's expertise, performance, fees and personality. Even if the Barrister has already been chosen, it is sensible to contact the Clerk regarding availability and costs. As a further benefit, Clerks are able to put you in touch with new "prospects"; talented Barristers who are not as yet widely known.
SILVER PARTNER - LIBERTY UNDERWRITERS
A partnership that protects what you value most - Liberty International Underwriters is a global insurer and reinsurer. As part of Fortune 100 company Liberty Mutual, we have a wealth of experience in evaluating, pricing and risk managing most types of assets – including warships, airports, oil rigs, boards of directors, office towers and over 350,000 of Australia’s netball players. We partner with insurance brokers to bring value and solutions to some of Asia Pacific’s most significant business and government organisations – helping them protect what they earn, build and own. No matter what business sector you’re in, or the complexity of your insurance needs, our people will find a way to speak your language. Our fully integrated team of underwriters, risk engineers and claims professionals combine their experience and expertise to truly understand your business, provide tailored levels of cover, and offer practical guidance. At Liberty, culture is key. Our strong focus on morale, teamwork and quality gives us the confidence that our people will look after you – in every insurance cycle and across our broad range of products. Through this, we’re able to live up to the reliability and consistency we’re known for in the region. Our partners put their trust in us every day. This drives the genuine and long-standing relationships we’ve established over the years, and allows us to look beyond today, help you plan for tomorrow, and protect what matters most.
SILVER PARTNER & EXHIBITOR - REDIMED
REDIMED has the expertise and experience to provide total health solutions for you and your employees. Our ‘best in market’ services focus on early intervention and preventative solutions through to 24/7 emergency assistance, clinical rehabilitation and medico-legal. REDIMED operates from four primary Perth clinics located in Belmont, Joondalup, Bibra Lake & Rockingham and provides on-site mobile health services to workplaces throughout Western Australia. To ensure the highest standards in care, we employ and partner with some of the most experienced health professionals, including Surgical Specialists, Occupational Physicians, GP’s and Allied Health Professionals. REDIMED offers a fully integrated, comprehensive and proactive approach to preventing and mitigating the impact of workplace injuries. That’s the REDIMED difference.
CONFERENCE GALA DINNER SPONSOR - BARRY NILSSON LAWYERS
Barry.Nilsson. is a national firm with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. We specialise in three areas of law: Insurance & Health Law, Property & Commercial Law, and Family Law and Wills & Estates.
WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR - HALL & WILCOX
Hall & Wilcox is a pre-eminent independent business law firm. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane, and act nationally for Australian-based clients and multinational clients with Australian interests. We are a firm of more than 600 people, including 73 partners.
CLOSING LUNCH SPONSOR - GILCHRIST CONNELL
Gilchrist Connell is a vibrant niche insurance law firm with deep industry knowledge and breadth of experience. Our fresh approach to providing legal services is what sets us apart from the rest. As we celebrate our first decade as Gilchrist Connell, we remain the only specialist insurance law firm in Australia with offices in every mainland state servicing the whole country.
CONFERENCE PEN - KOTT GUNNING
Kott Gunning is a trusted, independent Western Australian law firm focused on delivering outstanding legal services to its clients. We aim to set the standard for cost-effective, business-minded legal advice that’s tailored for our clients. We’re a client focused law firm. We take our relationships seriously. That’s why we make it our business to know our clients’ business – from property and construction to finance, insurance and local government. We go deeper to understand the issues, so our clients get the best advice. In a constantly changing commercial and corporate environment, clients can depend on us for informed, accurate, innovative advice that’s tailored just for them.
Conference Pad Sponsor - Level Twenty Seven Chambers
Level Twenty Seven Chambers is one of Australia’s leading sets of barristers’ chambers and the largest in Queensland. Members are regularly involved in large-scale commercial litigation and arbitration involving issues of insurance or reinsurance. They advise and appear for insurers and the insured in complex insurance disputes, including in relation to directors and officers liability, construction risk, flood, fire and accident and professional indemnity.
Expert advocacy, technical excellence and a client-focused approach are the hallmarks of the barristers of Level Twenty Seven Chambers. The group’s exceptional reputation is recognised in the Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2018 directory. Level Twenty Seven Chambers is listed among Australia’s leading sets in Dispute Resolution and Construction & Infrastructure. Identified as “the state’s premier commercial chambers”, it is the only ranked chambers in Queensland and the only chambers in Australia to be ranked as a set in more than one practice area.
Barista Café Sponsor - SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS
Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a client-focused firm with more than 800 people working from nine offices across Australia, serving the needs of the insurance, government, financial services, technology, mining, construction and property sectors. Our expertise spans corporate and commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to IPOs, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement. Our vision is to be a market-leading Australian professional services business that our clients choose for outstanding people, legal expertise and our ability to connect. This vision guides everything we do. In 2018, 2017 and 2016 we were named Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards. Also in 2018, we were proudly named Law Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards and Insurance Team of the Year at the Australian Law Awards.
APP SPONSOR - TIMG
TIMG has been in the business of caring for our clients' mission-critical data since 1999. We provide solutions and excellent service that meet the disaster recovery (DR) and statutory needs for all sized law firms. Maintaining the highest compliance standards within the industry and a 96% overall rating from clients demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement in service and solutions.
While off-site secure storage of physical records and data tapes is at the heart of our business; the future lies in our digital, cloud-based solutions. Today information management requires efficient systems to accurately track, retrieve, cull and use data to maximise business potential. TIMG has introduced a number of innovative software solutions to help law firms. Specific services include secure offsite records and data tape storage and management, data protection through online backup cloud solutions, IT disaster recovery and business continuity plans, eDocument management software, intellectual property protection - escrow services, document conversion and digitisation - scanning, imaging and data capture services, tech & storage supplies – files, data tapes, archive boxes.
TIMG has offices and data centres located in all states and territories, serving even regional sites. Because we recognise every business is different, we take a personal approach - customising our solutions to match your needs.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER SPONSOR - WOTTON KEARNEY
Wotton + Kearney (W+K) has one focus – insurance law. Since our inception in Sydney in 2002, we have grown to one of Australasia’s largest insurance law teams, and are consistently ranked for our specialist insurance expertise alongside full service top tier and international law firms. With over 140 lawyers across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia as well as Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand, our dedication to insurance makes us the law firm of choice for some of the largest insurers, brokers and industry participants operating in this region. Our focus on insurance ensures our team handling General Insurance claims has an in-depth knowledge of the legal issues, the way claims are handled, and the commercial drivers and interests that impact the insurance industry, and the impact on our clients and their customers. We have successfully grown our business through achieving quality outcomes for our clients and creating high levels of satisfaction with our work across all claim types. We have assisted our clients and their customers with the management of a wide array of claims – from high volume, less complex, to large value and often highly complex, multi-party claims.
In January 2017 W+K was a founding member of a new innovative legal services model, Legalign Global, an alliance between four of the world’s leading insurance law firms – BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr (Germany), DAC Beachcroft (UK) and Wilson Elser (US), developed in response to increasing globalisation. Legalign Global facilitates a more effective legal services response to global insurers and to their customers participating in multi-national insurance programs and works to a common Client Services Charter. Through Legalign Global, we draw on the strong relationships our partner firms have internationally, particularly in the European and London markets. This helps us to better understand global issues that affect our core business lines, as well as share insights relevant to local business, and provide a consistent service in each location in line with our global client service charter.
EXHIBITOR - LAW IN ORDER
Established in 1999, Law In Order is the leading supplier of end to end document and digital solutions to the legal industry providing expert litigation support through our cost-effective document production, expert discovery management and specialist court services. Law In Order’s diverse offering of specialised legal support services encompasses traditional service lines such as printing, scanning, copying and binding, as well as advanced digital solutions including eDiscovery and eCourts, enabling the company to act as a single source provider to its clients on even the most complex matters. Law In Order has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong and India that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures that our clients have unrestricted access to the services they require and are able to contact experienced litigation support professionals for assistance and advice at any time.
EXHIBITOR - MEDICO LEGAL OPINIONS
Medico Legal Opinions (MLO), an ISO 9001 Quality Accredited Company with over 15 years of experience, provides customised medical opinions, assessments and consultancy services through a national panel of doctors offering independent medical assessments, consulting and occupational medicine to assist individuals and organisations in realising their potential. Our highly experienced medical specialist panel ensures we are well placed to provide a reliable, independent medical opinion. Our panel comprises over 350 doctors across 53 specialties and services over 240 locations.
MLO, as part of the wider Unified Healthcare Group (UHG), has been recognised three years running by BRW as being in the top 50 most Innovative Companies in Australia for delivering innovative solutions that connect businesses and healthcare more effectively utilising UHG’s proprietary technology platform, medEbridge.
EXHIBITOR - NEXT HEALTH GROUP
Next Health has provided expert opinions and reliable, objective and comprehensive reports to employers, insurers, legal professionals and government entities for over 13 years. We have grown to become WA’s largest provider of specialist opinions and the breadth and depth of our experience and expertise is demonstrated in the vast variety of services we offer to the industry. Our knowledgeable professionals have the expertise and experience necessary to fully understand our clients’ needs and with a diverse team of consultants and staff, you can be sure we have the appropriate person to assist with providing a solution to your problem. Next Health consists of 20 staff and over 60 consultants who are dedicated to delivering our company’s core values. Together with our network of national partners we can provide you with new and innovative solutions that will equip you with the tools you need to tackle our evolving industry.
EXHIBITOR - PROCARE GROUP
Procare is an integrated solutions provider. We work in partnership to deliver your wellness, injury management and insurance needs. Since our start-up in 1998, we’ve grown to become a national provider with over 200 consultants nationwide. We focus on innovation and high value outcomes, whilst retaining a small company feel – flexibility, commitment and genuine customer service. We value each and every customer.