Diren has over ten years' tenure in providing legal services to the insurance industry, with additional experience in general commercial litigation.
Diren acts for life insurers, across the full range of current and historical life policies; as well as for general insurers, typically in relation to professional indemnity policies, covering financial advisers, builders, and engineers.
In addition to an extensive pedigree in assisting insurers with pre- and post-litigation claims disputes, Diren advises on policy design and language; the impact of statutory change; marketing / sales strategies and scripts; and general business and claims handling practices.
Diren also provides advice to clients – both insurers and other commercial entities – about their regulatory obligations, including the duties of financial services licensees under the Corporations Act. His expertise extends to assisting clients with responses to regulators, including ASIC, AFCA and the ESL Monitor, in relation to compliance inquiries.
Diren presents frequently at industry events, including for the Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association, and to clients and stakeholders. He is an editor of the CCH Australian & New Zealand Insurance Commentary and Life Insurance Commentary; and he publishes a podcast to the life insurance industry, called The Bright Side of Life.
Area of Expertise :
- Life Insurance;
- Regulatory Advice