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DLA Phillips Fox Wins Prestigious Insurance Brokers’ Award

DLA Phillips Fox Wins Prestigious Insurance Brokers’ Award

7 November, 2011

Business law firm, DLA Phillips Fox, was recognised last Thursday for excellence in its support to the insurance industry, in a year when the law firm provided advice on insurance in Canterbury.

The Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand’s [IBANZ] Annual Awards were held on Thursday 3 November at a special gala dinner. The Award for Support Services to the Industry, which recognises excellence of performance, ethical standards, exceptional support, excellent communication and prompt responses, was presented to DLA Phillips Fox.

Chief Executive of IBANZ, Gary Young said: “This has been a testing year for the insurance industry, including brokers – many of whom represent smaller and medium sized business or private clients. This award is given in acknowledgement of the exceptional relationship DLA Phillips Fox has created with its clients, and its superb and fair service in extraordinary circumstances.”

Insurance lawyer and partner, Peter Leman, who received the Award on behalf of DLA, said: "DLA Phillips Fox offers decades of experience as a leading provider of advice to the insurance industry. The past year has been particularly challenging for the industry with the Canterbury earthquakes, and DLA Phillips Fox has relished the opportunity to assist with those challenges. We’re delighted to receive this recognition.”

Previous awards received by the firm for its work in insurance include:

• Leading Insurance Firm in New Zealand, PLC Which Lawyer 2010 - which ranked DLA Phillips Fox as the only tier-one firm for insurance in New Zealand.
• Insurance Law Firm of the Year: ALB Awards, 2010.

About DLA Phillips Fox

DLA Phillips Fox is a full service law firm with 23 partners and 95 lawyers, based in Auckland and Wellington. The firm has an Australasian history and global connections as a Group Member Firm of DLA Piper, the world’s largest law firm by revenue and the second largest by number of lawyers.

While DLA Phillips Fox and DLA Piper are separate firms legally, they act as one having close working relationships and sharing information, brand, systems, staff and clients. Jointly, the firms have a keen understanding of global business, of legal markets and jurisdictions. Because of their relationship, they are able to provide direct access to premier legal services throughout Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Visit www.dlapf.com for more information.

About DLA Piper:

DLA Piper has a footprint across 31 countries and 75 offices, with more than 4,200 lawyers.

DLA Piper ranked #1 among the world’s leading global law firms in the Law360 Global 20: May 2011.

DLA Piper received an award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2010 Legal Business Awards.

For further information visit: www.dlapiper.com

About IBANZ

The Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand Inc. (IBANZ) is New Zealand's professional body representing the interests of fire and general insurance brokers, risk managers and consumers in New Zealand.

IBANZ is the voice of the industry, advising members, government, consumer groups and other stakeholders on key insurance issues. The organisation also provides training, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support. Our role is to raise, and maintain, standards. For further information visit www.IBANZ.co.nz

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