Marianne Rivett

Special Counsel

Marianne specialises in defending professional indemnity, life insurance and other personal lines, directors’ and officers’ liability, management liability, public liability and general insurance claims. She also advises on policy coverage issues and contract interpretation.

Marianne has more than 15 years’ legal experience in the insurance industry in Australia and the UK. She has a strong track record working with insurers to defend litigated and non-litigated claims against directors and officers and other professionals across a range of industry sectors including finance, insurance, engineering, real estate, legal and health.

Her experience includes managing legally and technically complex claims and large value public liability claims.

Marianne’s clients include insurers, corporations and government entities.

Oct 6, 2022

INSIGHT: Agreement to mediate… are you certain?

Metropolitan Health Service v Sturm [2022] WASC 316 Key takeaways A contractual dispute resolution clause may be unenforceable for uncertainty if the clause does not set out all necessary terms for the conduct of a preferred dispute resolution process. Only the defined parties to a contract can be bound by a dispute resolution clause. Background […]

Jul 1, 2022

INSIGHT: All in the mind of the Insured – subjective test confirmed for breach of condition to take reasonable precautions

QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited v BB [2022] WASCA 61 Key takeaways An insured will not be in breach of a reasonable precautions condition if they show they did not recognise that a danger existed or that, recognising the existence of a danger, they took action they considered to be adequate to avoid it and were […]