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Andrew is the Managing Director of Shine Lawyers NZ Limited and practices as a specialist insurance lawyer in Albany, on Auckland’s North Shore and a director of Claims Information Specialists Ltd, running an insurance information website – www.claimshelp.co.nz.

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Articles by Andrew Hooker

2nd Feb 19, 9:04am
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After casting an eye over the FMA-RBNZ report on life insurers' conduct & culture, Andrew Hooker encourages the Government to legislate to force change
After casting an eye over the FMA-RBNZ report on life insurers' conduct & culture, Andrew Hooker encourages the Government to legislate to force change
2nd Feb 19, 9:04am
9th Mar 18, 5:00am
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Andrew Hooker delves into why he believes Southern Response's surveillance of Canterbury earthquake claimants got out of hand
Andrew Hooker delves into why he believes Southern Response's surveillance of Canterbury earthquake claimants got out of hand
9th Mar 18, 5:00am
6th Mar 18, 5:00am
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Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker highlights the dangers of signing a settlement document presented to you by your insurer
Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker highlights the dangers of signing a settlement document presented to you by your insurer
6th Mar 18, 5:00am
24th Feb 18, 9:18am
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When an insurance company tries to force you to sue the builders who botched up your repair...
When an insurance company tries to force you to sue the builders who botched up your repair...
24th Feb 18, 9:18am
4th Dec 17, 1:55pm
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Andrew Hooker on why litigation funding is needed to level the playing field between the haves and the have nots
Andrew Hooker on why litigation funding is needed to level the playing field between the haves and the have nots
4th Dec 17, 1:55pm
16th Nov 17, 9:41am
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Insurance lawyer takes aim at litigious claimants who 'provide the insurance industry with ammunition, and judges with scepticism'
Insurance lawyer takes aim at litigious claimants who 'provide the insurance industry with ammunition, and judges with scepticism'
16th Nov 17, 9:41am
11th Sep 17, 11:31am
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Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
11th Sep 17, 11:31am
13th Jun 17, 2:29pm
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Andrew Hooker retells a horror story of how new Christchurch homeowners were left $200k out of pocket due to EQC errors made after the 2010/11 earthquakes & argues for a commission of enquiry
Andrew Hooker retells a horror story of how new Christchurch homeowners were left $200k out of pocket due to EQC errors made after the 2010/11 earthquakes & argues for a commission of enquiry
13th Jun 17, 2:29pm
22nd Feb 17, 7:57am
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Insurance lawyer calls for playing field to be leveled in NZ so insurers suffer the same consequences as their customers if they tell porkies
Insurance lawyer calls for playing field to be leveled in NZ so insurers suffer the same consequences as their customers if they tell porkies
22nd Feb 17, 7:57am
11th Jan 17, 4:29pm
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EQC's 'unaccountable actions' see Christchurch woman 'wrongly' accused of fraud and left uninsurable, says Andrew Hooker
EQC's 'unaccountable actions' see Christchurch woman 'wrongly' accused of fraud and left uninsurable, says Andrew Hooker
11th Jan 17, 4:29pm
6th Dec 16, 5:02am
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Insurance lawyer bites back at Tower chairman for slagging the litigation industry, he claims 'sprung up to agitate disenfranchised customers to demand not just fair resolution, but a windfall'
Insurance lawyer bites back at Tower chairman for slagging the litigation industry, he claims 'sprung up to agitate disenfranchised customers to demand not just fair resolution, but a windfall'
6th Dec 16, 5:02am
16th Nov 16, 5:02am
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Andrew Hooker on how to side-step the insurance problems experienced by Cantabs after the 2010/11 earthquakes
Andrew Hooker on how to side-step the insurance problems experienced by Cantabs after the 2010/11 earthquakes
16th Nov 16, 5:02am
7th Jul 16, 10:07am
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Andrew Hooker says insurers are backing away from covering meth damage in the same way they backed away from covering terrorism after 9/11 and weather-tightness damage after the leaky homes saga
Andrew Hooker says insurers are backing away from covering meth damage in the same way they backed away from covering terrorism after 9/11 and weather-tightness damage after the leaky homes saga
7th Jul 16, 10:07am
17th May 16, 11:51am
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Insurance lawyer argues the brute force of litigation is what's necessary to get insurers to play ball settling the remaining outstanding Canterbury quake claims
Insurance lawyer argues the brute force of litigation is what's necessary to get insurers to play ball settling the remaining outstanding Canterbury quake claims
17th May 16, 11:51am
3rd May 16, 11:41am
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Andrew Hooker's take on the landmark court ruling that EQC must repair to a 'when new' standard
Andrew Hooker's take on the landmark court ruling that EQC must repair to a 'when new' standard
3rd May 16, 11:41am
18th Apr 16, 7:15pm
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Andrew Hooker advocates it is high time insurers started following the same rules as the rest of us when we enter into contracts
Andrew Hooker advocates it is high time insurers started following the same rules as the rest of us when we enter into contracts
18th Apr 16, 7:15pm
3rd Mar 16, 3:42pm
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Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker on how to make sure your insurance broker or financial adviser doesn't pocket more of your money than they should
Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker on how to make sure your insurance broker or financial adviser doesn't pocket more of your money than they should
3rd Mar 16, 3:42pm
18th Aug 15, 3:37pm
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Andrew Hooker accuses EQC of being either incompetant or conniving, in giving Canterbury quake claimants under-valued repair estimates
Andrew Hooker accuses EQC of being either incompetant or conniving, in giving Canterbury quake claimants under-valued repair estimates
18th Aug 15, 3:37pm
23rd Jul 15, 3:07pm
​Lawyer dubs warnings from insurers not to lure burglars to your house by posting holiday snaps on Facebook while you're away, as over-the-top
​Lawyer dubs warnings from insurers not to lure burglars to your house by posting holiday snaps on Facebook while you're away, as over-the-top
23rd Jul 15, 3:07pm
15th Jun 15, 9:42am
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Lawyer explains what it takes to get blacklisted by your insurer
Lawyer explains what it takes to get blacklisted by your insurer
15th Jun 15, 9:42am

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