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Practice groupInsurance Law & Litigation
Ari Abrahams jointly leads the Insurance Law & Litigation group at Lander & Rogers. For over 20 years he has acted for insurers in Australia, the USA, UK and European markets in property, liability and recovery claims. Ari is widely acknowledged as an expert negotiator, in particular for his skill in resolving complex issues of causation in major losses.
Ari is instructed by global insurers underwriting some of Australia's largest and most complex risks in the property and energy sector. He is renowned for his management of industry participants in multi-party, high quantum claims and for his advice on challenging indemnity disputes. Ari has successfully defended claims involving oil and gas processing, mine collapses, turbine failure, power generation and catastrophic loss. He has been appointed in prominent Australian engineering and infrastructure projects, including the North West Rail Link, Barangaroo development, Pacific Highway upgrade and infrastructure associated with the Bowen Basin/Gladstone gas project. Ari also has extensive experience in liability claims including high profile personal injuries class actions such as the Falls Festival.
For over a decade Ari has led a dedicated Recoveries team operating in all lines of insurance. He brings a highly sophisticated approach to the management of these claims, identifying critical evidence at an early stage and avoiding unnecessary interlocutory steps. He is often sought out by clients on the day of a major fire, weather event or industrial accident resulting in his engagement to pursue significant recovery actions. In Australia these have included the Queensland Floods, Varanus Island Apache, Myer Hobart and the Essendon DFO Plane Crash.
Ari is consistently recognised in Best Lawyers (Australia) and is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific for his expertise in Insurance Law. Ari has also been recognised in Doyle's Guide as a Leading Public and Product Liability Lawyer.
Ari's areas of expertise include:
- property, energy, mining;
- Industrial Special Risks (ISR);
- commercial property;
- construction/contract works;
- public and products liability;
- class actions; and
- marine and aviation.
Ari joined Lander & Rogers in 1995 and was admitted to practice in 1996.
BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) - Monash University
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group.
- NSW Claims Discussion Group.
- Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.