We believe in settling claims in the best interests of clients and other stakeholders, and avoiding protracted litigation so all parties are free to move forward.



Our Maritime & Transport team is Queensland’s largest and most experienced marine insurance practice.

We are committed to providing clients with peace of mind. That’s why we are on call to provide advice and assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that immediate response is critical to providing our clients with maximum control over the outcome.

Our clients include shipowners and charterers, ship managers and agents, transport companies, repairers and industry professionals. We are an appointed legal correspondent of members of the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Associations and on the panel of various marine and other insurers. We also act for hull and machinery underwriters and ship repairer’s liability insurers. The firm also has equivalent expertise in aviation, road and rail carriage law.

Our team services the ports of Brisbane, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Port Alma, Hay Point, Dalrymple Bay, Mackay, Bowen, Abbot Point and Townsville.

To find out more, please visit our Maritime & Transport page.


Professional Indemnity

With more than 30 years experience specialising in professional indemnity, and with an outstanding track record of successfully defended claims, our professional indemnity specialists are one of Queensland’s most established and experienced professional indemnity practices. This success has been witness to a number of landmark judgments and precedent-setting legal engagement.

Our understanding of relationships assists in avoiding misunderstandings that may ultimately have a commercial impact. We understand the importance and sensitivities of appropriate handling of the variety of issues that can and do arise in an array of different professional indemnity claim scenarios.

As a result of this experience, we always look for the best way forward. Where possible, we aim to resolve matters according to the true merits of the claim and where possible, guide the process away from the pitfalls of protracted litigation. If we can resolve pre-litigation, we do.

In successfully defending these claims, we have enabled many people to resume their professional lives.

To find out more, please visit our Professional Indemnity page.



Chambers Asia-Pacific

  • Shipping – Band 2

Doyle’s Guide (Queensland)

  • Leading Firm in Professional Indemnity (2015-2019)
  • Leading Firm in Medical Negligence (2015-2016)
  • Leading Firm in Public & Occupier Liability (2015)
  • Leading Firm in Admiralty, Shipping & Maritime (2011, 2014-2020)

The Legal 500 (Asia-Pacific, Australia)

  • Transport – Shipping
  • Transport – Aviation