Rachel Quigley

Special Counsel
Insurance Law & Litigation

Rachel is a Special Counsel in Lander & Rogers' Insurance Law & Litigation team. She has over 20 years' experience in insurance law and dispute resolution in Australia and in the London market.


Rachel specialises in construction policy coverage and dispute resolution including professional indemnity claims against architects, engineers, surveyors and consultants.

While working for an international insurer, Rachel managed construction claims for projects in Europe and Australia. Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, Rachel advised on coverage for cladding and fire safety notifications for projects around the globe.

Rachel's practice includes recovery actions for insured and uninsured losses. She has advised on professional indemnity claims against financial institutions, solicitors and accountants.

Rachel has an interest in renewable energy and developing technology risks.

Career highlights

Rachel's career highlights include:

  • advising reinsurers on coverage for a Covid-19 subrogated recovery action against a local council, related to cancellation of an event on council owned land
  • defending a claim on behalf of mechanical services consultants in relation to alleged inaccurate heat load calculations for a luxury residential complex. The plaintiff developer sought costs of replacing the air conditioning units and delay costs
  • advising on coverage for a block notification for over 5,000 unnamed construction projects across the globe relating to fire safety services
  • defending a multi-million GBP claim against civil engineers who were engaged to prepare specifications for the upgrade of underground services at a stadium
  • acting in the defence of a multi-million dollar professional negligence claim by lenders where the borrower defaulted, arranged alternate security, and again defaulted. The plaintiffs commenced proceedings against 15 defendants including valuers, financial advisors, lawyers and barristers. The claim involved complex issues relating to section 601AG of the Corporations Act, proportionate liability and quantum. The matter resolved on the third day of mediation for a confidential amount
  • defending a multi-million AUD/USD claim commenced in the Federal Court of Australia against a food packaging firm. The applicants were an Australian company and two US companies who sought damages for past and future loss of profits resulting from alleged defective packing of wine in Australia that had been exported to the USA. The matter resolved following preliminary discovery

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