Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance

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

Led by partners Michael Gapes, Mark BrookesMichael Bath and Julie Bowker in Sydney, and Ben Hall in Melbourne, the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability team acts for major insurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, underwriting agencies, captive insurers, affinity groups, self insureds and insurance brokers.

Distinguished by our service and claims management approach in this highly sensitive area, our dedicated team provides the following services:

  • Policy analysis
  • Interpretation issues
  • Defending claims arising out of mergers and acquisitions, sales of companies and subsidiaries, acting ultra vires, preferential treatment of creditors and trading while insolvent
  • Advising on directors’ remuneration and employment-related issues
  • ASIC and ASX investigations
  • Employment practices liability.

Members of our team have extensive experience handling claims against directors and officers in Australia, Europe and North America.


The inaugural edition of A Guide to Directors' and Officers' Liability and Insurance examines the liability exposure faced by company directors and officers in Australia, and the extent to which that liability - and the associated costs of defending claims brought against directors and officers - can be indemnified.


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