The interpretation of insurance policies and contracts can be a complex process. Here at Saunders & Co, our team has acted for both insurers and the insured in claims against policies. The team has the skills and knowledge to advise you of your entitlements.

The Canterbury Earthquakes have raised several issues in the insurance law practice. Our team has been involved in multiple insurance claims arising from the Canterbury Earthquakes advising on policy coverage and negotiating settlements for our clients.


Outside of Earthquake related matters, we advise on what coverage is appropriate for a range of individuals and businesses.

Our insurance and earthquake related services include advising on:


  • Professional liability
  • Public liability
  • Home, contents, and car insurance
  • Statutory liability
  • Business interruption insurance
  • Litigation and dispute resolution


  • New Zealand Fire Service V Legg [2016] NZHC 1492
  • High Court Christchurch – successful claim against two insurers who rejected liability following a Christchurch fire. Please note, the decision was subject to appeal by one insurer.
  • Canterbury couple avoid $200,000 bill for fire
  • Representing clients in proceedings against the insurers after the declining of a claim under a public liability policy.
  • Negotiating the settlement of multiple earthquake related insurance and EQC claims.
  • Successfully acting for a client during an internal review after the declining of a claim against a car insurance policy.

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