Our intimate understanding of the insurance industry and the nature of the relationships between all stakeholders means that we can efficiently identify the issues and offer practical solutions.

Within this consolidated industry, participants are forced to continuously innovate and expand into alternative markets. Insurers are responding through new service and product offerings that benefit from new technologies and distribution channels.

The industry remains braced for further challenges including:

  • slowed capital markets
  • reduced investment returns
  • greater difficulty in pricing risk
  • an ageing population
  • significant regulatory intervention
  • increased finance sector competition.

How we can help

DibbsBarker has worked alongside insurers, underwriters and brokers for over 100 years. With an established Insurance industry group comprising experts in claims resolution, policy and underwriting, compliance and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and intellectual property, DibbsBarker remains committed to providing the insurance industry with the required legal and commercial expertise to remedy emerging issues.

Our appreciation of the industry has guided our group in developing services and delivery systems to reduce our clients' operational costs and improve efficiency. We have a long history of guiding clients through market challenges and emerging trends to help formulate appropriate responses to developing risks and claims.

DibbsBarker remains committed to supporting the industry in managing strategic business risks and responding to emerging trends and issues in the marketplace.

Industry participation


  • Association for Women in Insurance
  • Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
  • Medico-Legal Society of NSW
  • NSW Law Society.
Recent News and Publications
06 Mar 2018
Mediation has become a popular method to resolve disputes, and with good reason. Depending on the circumstances, mediation can offer numerous advantages over traditional litigation.
22 Feb 2018
From 22 February 2018, businesses subject to the new mandatory data breach notification regime will face penalties of up to $1.8 million if they fail to report data breaches in circumstances where serious harm could occur to an individual whose data has been compromised.
18 Jan 2018
The December 2017 edition of the In House Counsel Newsletter (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Maree Skinner entitled ‘Considerations for employers in the "gig economy" era'.