Paul Miller is a specialist front-end insurance lawyer.   He uses his extensive knowledge of Directors' and Officers' (D&O) insurance, professional indemnity, public liability, and transport and property insurance to provide expert contractual risk advice to his clients.

Complementing this expertise is Paul's strong commercial litigation background, having acted for a number of Australia’s major insurers and self-insured corporations.  

Paul has undertaken insurance and contractual risk reviews, involving the negotiation of various commercial agreements on behalf of his clients, particularly in respect of large infrastructure projects. He has a particular interest in the financial services industry regularly undertaking insurance reviews and providing regulatory advice to some of Australia's largest banks, superannuation funds and financial institutions.

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Insurance and Risk

Corporate and commercial insurance and contractual risk reviews

  • Reviewing and advising on various D&O and commercial insurance arrangements;
  • Undertaking insurance and contract due diligence reviews as part of takeovers or asset sale transactions; and
  • Preparing and reviewing deeds of indemnity, insurance and access documents and providing corporate governance advice.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Insurance Litigation

  • Paul represented a State GOC in the financial services industry in defence of multi-million dollar claims as a result of a trading irregularity following the global financial crisis.
  • Paul represented an insurer of a sugar corporation in a multi-million dollar claim against designers and builders of a storage silo following the failure of the silo.
  • Paul represented a hose and gas supplier in defence of a product liability claim following the destruction of a rescue helicopter as a result of the failure of the hose.
  • Paul represented an insurer in litigation against a manufacturer of prime movers involving defective design.

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Product Liability

  • Paul represented an insurer of a sugar corporation in a multi-million dollar claim against designers and builders of a storage silo following the failure of the silo.
  • Paul represented a hose and gas supplier in defence of a product liability claim following the destruction of a rescue helicopter as a result of the failure of the hose.
  • Paul represented an insurer in litigation against a manufacturer of prime movers involving defective design.

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