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HFW

LEVEL 39, BOURKE PLACE, 600 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 8601 4500
Fax:
Fax +61 3 8601 4555
Web:
www.hfw.com
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Richard Jowett

Tel:
Work +61 3 8601 4521
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HFW

Work Department

Insurance/Reinsurance

Position

Partner

Career

Richard specialises in insurance and reinsurance, in particular high-value and/or complex claims. He is known for his experience in high-value business interruption and casualty cases, including some of the most massive cases in construction, energy and ISR. Richard is highly experienced in both direct insurance and reinsurance/retrocessions. He also advises on brokers' E&O, Directors & Officers' liability, insurance architecture (including captives) and contract certainty.


Australia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

HFW's team focuses on contentious work in the firm’s core areas of practice shipping and aviation, construction, insurance, energy and commodities. Practice head Nick Longley is an ‘outstanding lawyer’ whose ‘knowledge and appropriateness of advice meet expectations’; he specialises in construction litigation and acted for design firm Arcadis Australia in a claim arising out of its involvement in a Victorian road project. Insurance expert Richard Jowett, who has experience in class actions, is also singled out; Gavin Vallely, Matthew Blycha and Andrew Dunn are other names to note. Simon Shaddick and Brendan McCashin have been promoted to partner.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

HFW ‘provides a good, responsive service’. Melbourne-based practice head Richard Jowett acted for a major mining company and its captive insurer in claims arising from an environmental disaster; he is also advising clients in relation to liability and negligence claims resulting from flooding. In Sydney, the ‘knowledgeable and diligentAndrew Dunn continues to represent IAG in a dispute relating to Bestobell’s Australian entities, and advised Rolls-Royce on a class action brought by passengers and crew of Qantas flight QF32, which was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore. Brendan McCashin has been promoted to partner. Stephen Thompson is another name to note.

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Legal Developments by:
HFW

  • Business interruption insurance: importance of understanding cover

    Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s or customer’s premises. The intention is to restore the business to the same financial position as if the loss had not occurred, subject always to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

    - Holman Fenwick Willan

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