Aircraft & Aviation Insurance

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.

We are Australian leaders in the management of major aviation litigation and complex, multi-jurisdictional claims. Our team has successfully represented insurers and insured operators in high profile air catastrophes across Australia, Papua New Guinea and the broader Asia Pacific region.

Led by Managing Partner Paul Hopkins and Partner Glenn Biggs, our Aviation insurance team not only provides claim management and representation to insurers on first party hull and third party liability claims, but is a trusted adviser to the industry on policy drafting and interpretation.

Our deep understanding and solid operational knowledge of aircraft and aviation insurance policies in turn informs our capacity to provide our clients with high level insurance and risk management (both pre and post loss) advice. Formal coronial inquires often follow major air catastrophes. Our aviation team are highly skilled and experienced in representing the interests of aviation clients in these proceedings. From pre-inquiry hearings and preparation, including witness preparation, through to appearance at the hearing and the preparation of submissions, our team are always focused on ensuring the best possible outcome for our aviation clients; with a view to ensuring public exposure is minimised and other claim processes are not adversely impacted by the inquest process. 

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