Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has deep insurance law expertise located across our practice areas, allowing a seamless service to our clients regardless of the advice they require. Our insurance lawyers combine a detailed knowledge of the applicable law with a commercial awareness of the insurance industry.
Our extensive dispute resolution experience covers the full range of insurance disputes where we apply our knowledge to resolve issues in their early stages where possible in an effort to avoid litigation and preserve valuable business relationships. Insurers have shown their confidence in us by retaining us to represent them in arbitrated or litigated disputes.
Our clients include the top five life offices, a number of large short-term insurers, brokers and various financial services providers in South Africa and abroad.
Drafting of arbitration clauses and agreements
Disputes over insurance and reinsurance cover
Claims handling, monitoring and coordination
Complex insurance-related litigation
Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance, fiduciary, professional liability, and fidelity cover
Product and general liability cover
Environmental liability cover
Claims related to insurance and reinsurance intermediaries
Class action proceedings
Cover and contribution litigation
D&O and professional liability cover and defence
Products liability defence
Suits between health insurers and providers
Disability or regulatory issues arising out of personnel policies
We have been involved for the defendant in numerous actions in the full range of claims faced by short-term insurers and brokers including policy based:
Personal injury claims
Professional indemnity claims
All other delictual claims
Assisting insurers and brokers in contractual disputes over:
Existence of cover
Limits of cover
National Practice Head: Dispute Resolution
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc
1 Protea Place, Cnr of Fredman and Protea Place, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196
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