Claire Rankin

Senior Associate

Claire is an insurance coverage and litigation lawyer specialising in financial lines and professional indemnity claims.


Claire has experience acting for insurers in relation to complex coverage litigation and class actions in the financial lines space. She has also acted for insureds in a broad range of professional indemnity claims involving financial advisers, mortgage brokers and other financial professionals.

Claire also has experience advising insurers on a variety of coverage issues pertaining to various types of professional indemnity and management liability policies.

Career highlights

Claire's career highlights include:

  • acting for the primary D&O co-insurer in coverage proceedings commenced by CIMIC Group Limited in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Court of Appeal
  • acting for insurers in the Dick Smith Limited shareholder class actions and receivers' claims against directors, as well as the associated claims against insurers
  • undertaking a four-month secondment to a large Australian insurer