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Tai Batchelor

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Tai Batchelor

LLB, ACLA, DipLA, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
Chartered Loss Adjuster
DDI: +64 7 959 7652
Mobile: +64 21 507 534

Email: tai.batchelor@godfrey.co.nz

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Claims Experience

  • Liability
  • Contract Works
  • Commercial Property
  • Marine and Transit

Tai is a senior loss adjuster who specialises in major liability, contract works and commercial property losses. He provides advice on issues such as liability, investigation, mitigation, and recovery strategy.

Tai is a Chartered Loss Adjuster and an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court.  He holds a Diploma in Loss Adjusting and is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Tai has significant experience in the NZ insurance industry and has worked in claims, underwriting, debt recovery and loss adjusting.  Clients include most major insurers, as well as private construction and civil engineering firms.

Tai approaches claims with a meticulous eye for detail and actively looks for innovative solutions to achieve effective resolution for principals and clients.

Awards

  • 2009 ANZIIF Top Student for NZ/Australia/Asia/Rest of World – Introduction to Loss Adjusting
  • 2009 Winner AICLA Charles Buchanan Prize

Examples of Work

Professional Negligence Claim – Melbourne, Australia

AUD2.5 million.  Timber kiln’s fire.

Contract Works Claim – New Zealand

NZ$2.5 million.  Damaged Overhead Conductor.

Public Liability Claim - New Zealand

NZ$2.5 million.  Canning Oven Explosion.

Public Liability Claim - New Zealand

NZ$250,000.  House Explosion.

Public Liability Claim – Hamilton, New Zealand

Fire.

Marine Claim – American Samoa

US$175,000.  Lost tuna catch.

Commercial Property Claim – Fire Damage, Hamilton

$470,000.  Fire damage to major retailer.

Commercial Property Claim – Fire Damage

$350,000 major fire damage to church.

Various Catastrophe Response Claims – New Zealand and Australia

  • Earthquake and aftershock events – Christchurch, 2010-2012
  • Hail Storms – Perth, Australia, 2010
  • Snow Storms – New Zealand, 2005

Qualifications and Other Credentials

  • LLB – Bachelor of Laws
  • Dip LA - Diploma of Loss Adjusting
  • AICLA – Chartered Loss Adjuster and Associate Member of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters
  • Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)
  • Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court, New Zealand 
  • Member of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association
 

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