Our insurance practice is one of the largest insurance practices in Australia – with a team of 65 lawyers specialising in different aspects of insurance law and servicing clients domestically and internationally.

We help clients with claims relating to two main areas - general liability (property and injury) and professional liability. We regularly advise on industry specific claims, including construction and engineering, retail, real estate and professional services, as well as more niche areas such as aviation and life sciences.

With an insurance law practice spanning more than three decades, we have developed the expertise, commercial knowledge, and efficient processes to achieve market leading results for our insurance clients and their stakeholders.

Today, we act for some of the largest insurers and insureds in the world – helping them navigate claims, assess risk, and ultimately protect and create value for their policy holders.

If a claim cannot be settled or resolved with dispute resolution techniques, we are also experienced litigators, representing clients in all courts and jurisdictions in Australia, and at a number of international mediations and arbitrations.

Acknowledged for our specialist expertise, more than 20 of our legal professionals have been independently recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia 2024 Edition in the areas of Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and/or Product Liability Litigation.

Carter Newell is also recognised as a leading Professional Indemnity Law Firm and Public & Product Liability Law Firm (Defendant) by Doyle’s Guide.


Led by Partner, Patrick Mead, our team have defended class actions representing hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more about our Class Actions experience.
A key part of managing risk with a major project is ensuring you have appropriate and sufficient insurance to protect your organisation from unforeseen events. Read more about our Construction Insurance experience.
Our General Liability team has advised insurers, brokers, underwriters, claims companies and corporate insureds on claims relating to injury and property liability for more than three decades. Read more about our General Liability experience.
Professional Liability insurance is an essential part of any profession and a highly complex and sensitive area of law. Professional liability claims require specialist technical knowledge as well as appropriate relationship management skills to ensure policy holders feel understood and the best outcome can be achieved. Read more about our Professional Liability experience.
Advising on property claims for more than 25 years, our team have the specialist skills and experience required to manage even the most complex property claims. Read more about our Property & Subrogated Recoveries experience.
We have advised on policies that protect Australian businesses against damage or loss of physical property for more than 30 years. Read more about our Property Insurance experience.

The team

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