Duncan Cotterill, a leading independent New Zealand law firm is pleased to offer summary pro bono legal advice to New Zealand based ANZACATA members participating in the insurance program. To ensure members are provided with superior legal defence in the event of a claim or complaint, Duncan Cotterill has been retained as the preferred legal provider for claims made under the ANZACATA Professional Indemnity Insurance Program
Members can take advantage of this complimentary service for practice related questions involving issues such as:
If you have received a formal complaint or been served with a legal claim, please contact BMS Group directly. Depending on your situation, you may be directed by a BMS Broker to contact Duncan Cotterill. If so, you will need to leave a message with the following details and a Senior Lawyer will be in contact with you within 24 hours.
The lawyer who you speak with will provide you with free, confidential legal advice in order to try and avoid or reduce the probability of a claim or complaint. Each telephone consultation is for up to 30 minutes per enquiry. The lawyer may consider it appropriate to review the issues and jurisprudence, and then call you back. The advice given will rely upon the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide.
If the event has triggered a claim, Duncan Cotterill will be appointed as legal counsel to work on your behalf. In the event you do not wish to use Duncan Cotterill or if the case has a conflict you will be able to retain alternative legal counsel. The advantage of retaining Duncan Cotterill and the reason that the program has appointed them as a preferred provider is due to their expertise as one of New Zealand’s leaders in the area of health practice and malpractice. Retaining counsel with specialised expertise is of paramount importance for members because it helps ensure excellent representation and protection in the event of a claim.
Duncan Cotterill is one New Zealand’s leaders in Allied Health insurance claims services and offers expertise in all areas of litigated and non-litigated claims.
The Duncan Cotterill team not only defends a large portfolio of litigated claims against allied health professionals and health care providers, but also provides specialised services in coronial investigations, disciplinary hearings and complaints resolution processes. The team works closely with its clients to identify what is particularly important in resolving claims, including accuracy, speed, and sensitivity to reputational risk and intelligent and controlled solutions to litigation.