Practice Areas

Public & Civil Liability

At Kaden Boriss, our Public Liability lawyers combine comprehensive legal knowledge and practical experience. We specialise in product liability, professional indemnity, property liability (including property damage and household insurance) and professional negligence

Areas of Practice

  • Public Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Property Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Risk management

Public Liability

Our Public Liability team comprises senior practitioners with a proven track record in delivering commercially favourable outcomes for clients. Testimony to our capabilities, over 65% of our claims are resolved pre-litigation.

In-Depth Experience and Specialist Knowledge

We have experience and knowledge of insurance litigation in all Courts in multiple Australian jurisdictions – especially public liability. Moreover, we are well-placed to manage issues arising from the interrelationship between the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, the Civil Liability Act 2001 and the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

Case Management and Strategic Approach

We ensure we are involved at an early stage of a claim to review liability, and to develop strategies that reduce quantum and the life of a claim. We know that early intervention contributes to early resolution, and minimises legal costs and the impact on premiums.

Broad Negotiation and Facilitation Experience

Our team are experienced negotiators and facilitators; we have acted for a wide range of government enterprises and corporates in the resources, energy, security, retail, insurance, food and construction sectors.

We have also represented numerous insurers, financial services groups, national and international underwriters. As well, we have built a strong local government portfolio (both insured and self-insured), including a number of local councils.

Civil Liability

A wide range of professionals, healthcare providers and hospitals have benefited from our advice in regard to professional negligence, professional indemnity and product liability claims, coronial inquests and disciplinary proceedings.

Our expertise also includes indemnity within insurance policies, including drafting and negotiating indemnity clauses for individual businesses.

Proven Track Record Across Multiple Industries

In the civil liability arena, our lawyers have acted for large retailers, local government, construction, resources and communication companies, employers and property owners in defending actions under both common law and civil liability legislation.

Kaden Boriss has specialist expertise in construction, mining and energy claims including contractor accidents on construction and mining sites.

Risk Management

For our clients, we have developed comprehensive risk management strategies ensuring that their workplace complies with all necessary statutory rules and regulations. In particular, we have focused on medium-size enterprises of between 50-200 employees.

Specialist Dust and Fibres Expertise

Kaden Boriss has built a specialist practice in dust and fibres, including defending common law actions and achieving commercial resolution.

We actively assist clients in decreasing the cost of such claims through recovering damages from other tortfeasors (e.g. asbestos product manufacturers and suppliers); this is vitally important, given the substantial quantum often involved in such matters.

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