Our group remains committed to supporting the industry in the management of strategic business risks.
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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 alternate 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 & underwriting, compliance & regulation, trade practices, mergers & acquisitions, corporate advisory, intellectual property and IT, DibbsBarker remains committed to providing the insurance industry with the required legal and commercial expertise to remedy any emerging issue.

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 the management of strategic business risks and responding to emerging trends and issues in the marketplace.

Industry participation


  • Association for Women in Insurance
  • Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG)
  • Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
  • International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization
  • Medico-Legal Society of NSW
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Qld Law Society
  • Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA).
Recent News and Publications
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'.
06 Dec 2017
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) applies to government agencies, private sector organisations with annual turnovers over $3m, and all organisations handling health information or involved in credit reporting.
30 Nov 2017
Consider the position of the buyer of a business, entering into a sale agreement with the seller. The seller will make various representations about the business that will be underpinned with warranties and indemnities, all for the purpose of giving the buyer comfort about what they are purchasing.