Craig McIver

For more than 25 years, as both a solicitor and barrister, Craig has worked almost exclusively in the field of commercial and financial insurance.

Craig acts for and advises international and national underwriters on difficult indemnity issues involving financial lines, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional indemnity and other associated risks. Craig provides the strategic direction and commercial acumen necessary to deliver strong results to underwriters in policy analysis and response, coverage and monitoring roles.

Craig also holds significant experience as defence counsel in major insured disputes in all mainland Australian states and at a Federal level, involving key actors within the legal, financial, mining, property and construction industries.


Craig’s experience includes advising:

  • Financial Services clients in regards to providing critical and strategic guidance to excess and primary underwriters across multiple insurance programs about policy operation in connection with customer remediation and class actions, regulatory investigations and prosecutions as well as shareholder proceedings;
  • A publicly listed company in regards to robustly defending multiple directors of publicly listed services company in array of investigations and compensation claims arising after the financial collapse of company;
  • A client in regards to a regulatory investigation and successfully conducting statutory investigation in connection with complaint made to the Crime and Corruption Commission about conduct within Queensland Government Agency;
  • An underwriter of D&O insurance in regards to advising and managing risks in connection with investigations, inquest and regulatory response to Dreamworld tragedy; and
  • A client in regards to Corporations Act Complaints. Successfully defending chairman of publicly listed company in multi-million dollar law suit arising through management of hostile takeover.

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