Practice Areas

Commercial and home insurance property claims

Ligeti Partners has a dedicated and dynamic Commercial and Home Insurance Property Claims team. Our team receives instructions from some of Australia’s largest insurers and acts in a wide range of property damage claims, both large and small, across all Australian jurisdictions. 

We handle claims on behalf of corporations, businesses and other commercial enterprises, as well as subrogated actions for various home insurers. These claims not only include those for physical damage to property, but also claims for loss of income and profits, loss of use, business interruption costs and other related losses. 

Our team has been involved in a number of noteworthy cases, several of which are now leading common law authorities in their relevant field. Our lawyers undergo regular professional development and training, to ensure they are always informed and up to date with the governing legislation and case law. Our team has the expertise and knowledge to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. 

Our work includes:

  • Property damage recovery and defence (commercial and home insurance)
  • Policy/Indemnity disputes
  • Product liability claims
  • Building disputes
  • Water claims 
  • Consumer law disputes

Some examples of the matters handled by our team include:

  • Product liability claims involving breaches of the Competition and Consumer Act 2011 (and its predecessors, the Trade Practices Act 1974 and Fair Trading Acts in various jurisdictions) including several large loss fires involving defective electrical equipment.
  • Legal actions involving breaches of the consumer law generally, including contractual claims and consumer and trade disputes regarding the provision of goods and services.
  • Property damage caused by sewerage and water flows under the Water Act 1989 (Vic) and other State regimes.
  • Claims for damage arising from defective building works, including claims relating to breaches of contract and claims brought under building legislation in various jurisdictions.  
  • Claims against various contractors and service providers for property damage arising from their defective workmanship, including claims against electricians, plumbers and roofing contractors.

 

If you would like further information about our Commercial and Home Insurance Property Claims work, please Contact Us.

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