National Insurance Lawyers
The National Insurance Lawyers Group of the Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia provides a forum for lawyers who work with insurance law to discuss issues at a national level, and reflects the interests of practitioners in major areas of insurance law.
Role & Objectives
The primary objectives of the National Insurance Lawyers are:
- Stimulating interest in national insurance law issues;
- Encouraging and promoting national conformity of insurance laws; and
- Encouraging and promoting the development of uniform national systems and procedures for contracts of insurance and resolution of insurance disputes.
The group liaises with other bodies involved in insurance law including the Australian Insurance Law Association and the Insurance Council of Australia. The group is able to ensure communication and interaction between the insurance industry in Australia and overseas, and Australian lawyer members of the National Insurance Lawyers.
The group also liaises closely with the Personal Injuries and Compensation Group of the Legal Practice Section.
The Group has been particularly active in working with the Law Council of Australia in its response to the review of the law of negligence, and in its work on tort law reform.
Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Legal Practice Section, all Group members receive the Section's quarterly journal, the Australian Law Management Journal, and receive discounted registration to conferences seminars conducted by the Section.
Members of the Section have access to the members' section of the Law Council's website, including access to electronic newsletters, journals, and case flashes.
Members of the Section have access to a range of discounts and corporate plan agreements for domestic and international air travel and accommodation, and hire cars.
For more information, please contact the Section Administrator or the Chairman, whose contact details are below:
Mr Andrew Sharpe
Principal, Insurance Law
Level 38, MLC Centre 19 Martin Place
SYDNEY NSW 2000
T. (02) 9265 3261