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The Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 were one of the most significant insurance events ever experienced by the New Zealand insurance industry and by residential and commercial property owners.   The earthquakes highlighted how important it is to have good comprehensive insurance cover and skilled professionals to help navigate your way through complex claim issues quickly, cost effectively and with a minimum amount of stress.

Whether you are an insurer, broker or an insured, our specialist insurance team has the expertise and experience to help with all of your insurance needs.

Insurance expertise

Expertise

Young Hunter has a long established and dedicated insurance law team providing specialist advice and representation to insurers, insureds, brokers and their customers throughout New Zealand.

We represent some of New Zealand’s major insurers and are chosen to act because of our specialist insurance expertise; our understanding of our clients’ businesses; our time-responsive, cost-effective and pragmatic advice; and our robust and tenacious advocacy when arguing our client’s case.

As a Christchurch based law firm, Young Hunter has played a major role helping its insurer and insured clients work through and resolve hundreds of extremely challenging commercial and residential property claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes. 

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Property insurance affects all commercial and residential property owners most of whom will, at some point, be required to make a claim under their policy.  Successive earthquakes and climate events have shown just how important it is to have good insurance cover in place for if and when the worst happens.  Equally important, is having the right professionals to help you through the claims process, taking the stress away from you and making sure that you get the best result possible.   We know that each claim is different, and we take the time to fully understand the issues, and to make sure that you engage the right experts, such as engineers, surveyors and builders, to assist us to resolve your claims.

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We know how important the relationship is between an insurer, brokers and their customers.   When an insured is facing civil or criminal liability, they need to have the confidence that the lawyer who is instructed to act for them has the expertise to achieve the best possible result.   We respond quickly, making sure that your customers’ interests are properly protected.   We get alongside your customers and their brokers, taking the time to understand them and their business and the wider issues that might be at stake for them.  Our team has many years of experience acting for clients in respect of a variety of negligence and contract based litigation issues, as well as representing clients facing with a wide-range of statutory based prosecutions.

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Receiving a complaint or a professional negligence claim can be one of the most stressful things to happen in the career of any professional person.   When that does happen, they need someone they can trust, who understands their profession, to help them navigate their way through the process in a way that preserves their reputation and integrity.  Our team has experience acting for professionals across a wide range of disciplines including lawyers, engineers, architects, real estate agents and health professionals.  Members of our team have served on the New Zealand Law Society Complaints Advisory Panel, and include current members of Lawyers’ Standards Committees, and the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.