History/Experience

Peter Brown has worked as a loss adjuster since 1978. After completing a Law Degree with Honours at Liverpool University Peter joined one of the major insurance companies where he trained for a year before joining McLarens in 1978 based in their Watford office. He has subsequently worked as a loss adjuster in Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Alice Springs, Sydney and Brisbane including an assignment in the Caribbean after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and time in Newcastle following the earthquake also in 1989. In 1995 Peter moved to Sydney to join Crawford & Company. Peter then worked with McLarens in their Sydney office for 10 years before joining Technical Assessing in 2009. Peter returned to Brisbane after a 17-year absence in January 2012 to assume management of the office which he ran until establishing Specialist Adjusters in January 2020. Peter also assumed the role of National Practice Leader - Liability for Technical Assessing.

During his time as a loss adjuster Peter has handled the full range of material damage and liability claims before in more recent years specialising in Public Liability (both property damage and personal injury), Products Liability, Environmental Liability, Professional Indemnity and Contract Works and Construction Liability of increasing size and complexity. In recent times Peter has also developed the niche business of Film, Entertainment and Contingency claims for both the local market and overseas insurers.

Peter had extensive experience in senior management roles with Crawford & Co, McLarens and Technical Assessing prior to returning to the practical handling of claims with the establishment of Specialist Adjusters in Brisbane in January 2020.

Peter has been active in the insurance industry sitting at differing times on the Queensland and NSW committees for the Australian Insurance Law Association and the NSW committee for the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours

  • Fellow - Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters

  • Associate - Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (UK)

  • Fellow - International Federation of Adjusting Associations

 

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