Insurance is a major part of several fields. Business, property, family, professional risk and construction to name a few. Whether you are in the business of insurance as a broker or claim manager, or you need help with your insurance claim or portfolio, Morrison Kent’s insurance law specialists have the expertise you need. You can be certain of excellent advice and timely, proactive legal services.

Adding value through experience and innovation

Morrison Kent has one of the most experienced insurance law teams in New Zealand, our clients are both New Zealand based and international, and are both insurers and those who take out insurance policies. Our insurance law team are involved in many high-profile and complex cases around New Zealand but also deal with numerous smaller insurance matters too.

Our insurance lawyers keep themselves right up to date with the latest law and policy and industry trends. You can consult us about any aspect of insurance, our team will be happy to help.

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the areas shown here, our experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language, consider practical solutions and efficiently action your plans.



Fire and General

Professional Indemnity

Major Development and Specific Project

Insurance News

A New Regime For Earthquake Prone Buildings

18 October 2016 | Richard Caughley

The regime for regulating earthquake prone buildings (“EPBs”) has undergone a significant change.  These changes come about as a direct result of the Canterbury earthquakes, especially the earthquake of 22 February 2011 which more than 180 people...

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Insurers Play Hot Potato
4 October 2018 | Michael Wolff

Insurers play hot potato with the question of who the insurer at the time of the earthquake was. In the recent decision QBE v Allianz the Court of Appeal...

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Kaikoura Earthquake Claims Revisited
23 January 2018 | Morrison Kent

The 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake caused unprecedented damage in Kaikoura, Hurunui, Marlborough and Wellington.  Thousands of homeowners suffered damage in the...

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Homeowners Warned of Crackdown on Quake Insurance Spending
21 April 2017 | Michael Wolff

The Insurance Council is warning owners of earthquake-damaged homes in Marlborough that banks are cracking down on insurance pay-out spending.

The message...

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