Property and Construction

Meridian regularly advises insurers on large and small property insurance claims under general property, ISR, liability, construction material damage and contract works insurance policies. In the strata space, we regularly handle property claims made by owners corporations and unit owners where coverage disputes have arisen.

We also have a team that specialises in insurance recoveries. Most of these recoveries involve claims against third parties liable for losses paid under property insurance policies. These claims require careful analysis of the evidence and assessment of recovery prospects. In addition to the legal issues, the capacity of the liable party to pay must be carefully considered to avoid pyrrhic victories.

Key services

  • First party property loss: policy response to property loss under Commercial and General Property Policies
  • Policy indemnity, defence and recovery advice on a wide variety of fire and other property damage related claims
  • Pursuit of subrogated recovery actions on behalf of insurers who have paid out on property loss claims
  • Construction claims under property and liability covers including project specific policies