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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

1st May 15, 5:00am
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Andrew Hooker accuses insurance companies of ignoring Fair Insurance Code when push comes to shove
Andrew Hooker accuses insurance companies of ignoring Fair Insurance Code when push comes to shove
1st May 15, 5:00am
17th Mar 15, 12:21pm
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Andrew Hooker says the consumer is the winner - for now - from insurers flip flopping over sum insured policies
Andrew Hooker says the consumer is the winner - for now - from insurers flip flopping over sum insured policies
17th Mar 15, 12:21pm
6th Nov 14, 7:01am
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Andrew Hooker questions whether sum-insured policies actually work, calls for better underwiting standards
Andrew Hooker questions whether sum-insured policies actually work, calls for better underwiting standards
6th Nov 14, 7:01am
6th Oct 14, 5:28pm
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Andrew Hooker wonders if, when an insurance company loses a test case, it has a responsibility to make good those who believed them before the case was decided
Andrew Hooker wonders if, when an insurance company loses a test case, it has a responsibility to make good those who believed them before the case was decided
6th Oct 14, 5:28pm
3rd Jul 14, 3:05pm
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Andrew Hooker argues we should follow the Aussies and update our insurance law to reflect a better balance for the obligations of disclosure
Andrew Hooker argues we should follow the Aussies and update our insurance law to reflect a better balance for the obligations of disclosure
3rd Jul 14, 3:05pm
26th May 14, 12:23pm
Andrew Hooker points out how one-sided some health or life insurance policies can be on excluding pre-existing conditions
Andrew Hooker points out how one-sided some health or life insurance policies can be on excluding pre-existing conditions
26th May 14, 12:23pm
23rd Apr 14, 10:44am
Andrew Hooker explains how the courts are helpful in sorting out insurance disputes, but only after appeal from faulty lower court decisions
Andrew Hooker explains how the courts are helpful in sorting out insurance disputes, but only after appeal from faulty lower court decisions
23rd Apr 14, 10:44am
31st Mar 14, 12:00pm
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Andrew Hooker tells a recent story of how a car theft claim went very badly wrong, and is still unresolved even after a trial clearing the customer
Andrew Hooker tells a recent story of how a car theft claim went very badly wrong, and is still unresolved even after a trial clearing the customer
31st Mar 14, 12:00pm
15th Mar 14, 10:19am
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Andrew Hooker says there is more you should know about the value you insure your house for, and the limits of quantity surveyor reports
Andrew Hooker says there is more you should know about the value you insure your house for, and the limits of quantity surveyor reports
15th Mar 14, 10:19am
25th Feb 14, 9:30am
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When you have an income protection insurance claim it is too late to fight about the details. Andrew Hooker points out one key thing to check up front
When you have an income protection insurance claim it is too late to fight about the details. Andrew Hooker points out one key thing to check up front
25th Feb 14, 9:30am
4th Nov 13, 8:01am
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Andrew Hooker sees KiwiAssure as a backward step; but he does want to see more active insurance regulation, updated law
Andrew Hooker sees KiwiAssure as a backward step; but he does want to see more active insurance regulation, updated law
4th Nov 13, 8:01am
27th Aug 13, 5:01pm
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Andrew Hooker wants law reform to eliminate special legal privilege insurers have
Andrew Hooker wants law reform to eliminate special legal privilege insurers have
27th Aug 13, 5:01pm
25th Jul 13, 3:26pm
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Andrew Hooker says the way insurers are acting makes a case for new regulation to ensure they play 'fair' with their market dominance
Andrew Hooker says the way insurers are acting makes a case for new regulation to ensure they play 'fair' with their market dominance
25th Jul 13, 3:26pm
22nd May 13, 9:48am
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As quake claim desperation sets in, recent Court decisions are favouring claimants. Andrew Hooker says insurers should follow the law
As quake claim desperation sets in, recent Court decisions are favouring claimants. Andrew Hooker says insurers should follow the law
22nd May 13, 9:48am
5th Apr 13, 1:31pm
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Before you settle a quake claim, make sure your insurer has included enough for the costs of 'demand surge' says Andrew Hooker
Before you settle a quake claim, make sure your insurer has included enough for the costs of 'demand surge' says Andrew Hooker
5th Apr 13, 1:31pm
25th Feb 13, 10:22am
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Andrew Hooker calls on the Govt to pass the Law Commission's recommended changes for how insurance disclosure works, limiting the insurers' privileged position
Andrew Hooker calls on the Govt to pass the Law Commission's recommended changes for how insurance disclosure works, limiting the insurers' privileged position
25th Feb 13, 10:22am
12th Feb 13, 9:32am
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Andrew Hooker reveals what the Courts have ruled on how indemnity and replacements provisions must be handled by insurance companies. How have insurers treated you?
Andrew Hooker reveals what the Courts have ruled on how indemnity and replacements provisions must be handled by insurance companies. How have insurers treated you?
12th Feb 13, 9:32am
12th Dec 12, 1:45pm
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Andrew Hooker previews the arrival of independent insurance assessors and reviews why the insurance industry fears their involvement in the claims process. Your experience?
Andrew Hooker previews the arrival of independent insurance assessors and reviews why the insurance industry fears their involvement in the claims process. Your experience?
12th Dec 12, 1:45pm
30th Nov 12, 4:14pm
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Insurance litigator Andrew Hooker looks at some of the contentious Christchurch earthquake claim cases rattling through the courts with some warnings to the insured about how to stay on guard. Your experience?
Insurance litigator Andrew Hooker looks at some of the contentious Christchurch earthquake claim cases rattling through the courts with some warnings to the insured about how to stay on guard. Your experience?
30th Nov 12, 4:14pm
6th Jun 12, 9:20am
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Andrew Hooker looks at the perils of taking a cash settlement for earthquake related damage and warns homeowners to think twice before signing on the dotted line.
Andrew Hooker looks at the perils of taking a cash settlement for earthquake related damage and warns homeowners to think twice before signing on the dotted line.
6th Jun 12, 9:20am

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