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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

6th Mar 12, 11:32am
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Andrew Hooker looks at the risks of buying on-line travel insurance and the five-minute questionnaire that glosses over important fineprint detail
Andrew Hooker looks at the risks of buying on-line travel insurance and the five-minute questionnaire that glosses over important fineprint detail
6th Mar 12, 11:32am
17th Jan 12, 11:56am
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Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker speculates on a possible insurance aftershock that could wipe out many Christchurch businesses Feb. 22
Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker speculates on a possible insurance aftershock that could wipe out many Christchurch businesses Feb. 22
17th Jan 12, 11:56am
7th Jan 12, 11:08am
Andrew Hooker opens the book on a quarrelsome insurance claim and finds out how the onus of proof breaksdown in the courtroom when it comes to arson
Andrew Hooker opens the book on a quarrelsome insurance claim and finds out how the onus of proof breaksdown in the courtroom when it comes to arson
7th Jan 12, 11:08am
8th Nov 11, 10:40am
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Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker expains why insurance is not an even playing field and what homeowners can do about it. Your view?
Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker expains why insurance is not an even playing field and what homeowners can do about it. Your view?
8th Nov 11, 10:40am
13th Sep 11, 11:44am
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Andrew Hooker finds out why Christchurch residents are taking to the streets and what they can do about insurance frustrations.
Andrew Hooker finds out why Christchurch residents are taking to the streets and what they can do about insurance frustrations.
13th Sep 11, 11:44am
25th Jul 11, 10:17am
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Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker investigates the gritty detail of settling a quake damage claim
Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker investigates the gritty detail of settling a quake damage claim
25th Jul 11, 10:17am
7th Jun 11, 10:07am
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Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker looks at the dangers of cash settlements as a quick fix to earthquake woes and finds reason for caution. Your view?
Insurance specialist Andrew Hooker looks at the dangers of cash settlements as a quick fix to earthquake woes and finds reason for caution. Your view?
7th Jun 11, 10:07am
3rd May 11, 11:24am
Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker warns of interrogative insurance tactics that can have dire consequences
Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker warns of interrogative insurance tactics that can have dire consequences
3rd May 11, 11:24am
21st Apr 11, 10:13am
Andrew Hooker deconstructs income protection insurance policies and finds some big gaps between expectations and coverage.
Andrew Hooker deconstructs income protection insurance policies and finds some big gaps between expectations and coverage.
21st Apr 11, 10:13am
24th Mar 11, 2:53pm
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Andrew Hooker surveys the insurance landscape in Christchurch and asks why the industry wasn't better prepared?
Andrew Hooker surveys the insurance landscape in Christchurch and asks why the industry wasn't better prepared?
24th Mar 11, 2:53pm
21st Mar 11, 9:33am
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Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker sheds some light on lopsided insurance relationships
Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker sheds some light on lopsided insurance relationships
21st Mar 11, 9:33am
3rd Mar 11, 11:07am
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Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker tells businesses not to accept 'depopulation' excuse by insurers at face value
Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker tells businesses not to accept 'depopulation' excuse by insurers at face value
3rd Mar 11, 11:07am
1st Mar 11, 8:49am
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Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker offers some sage advice for earthquake affected homeowners
Insurance troubleshooter Andrew Hooker offers some sage advice for earthquake affected homeowners
1st Mar 11, 8:49am
6th Dec 10, 9:36am
Proving ownership can be an insurance trap
Proving ownership can be an insurance trap
6th Dec 10, 9:36am
16th Nov 10, 12:45pm
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Your insurance cover may be broader than your insurer says it is
Your insurance cover may be broader than your insurer says it is
16th Nov 10, 12:45pm
9th Nov 10, 5:30pm
Courts level the income protection playing field
Courts level the income protection playing field
9th Nov 10, 5:30pm
2nd Nov 10, 10:17am
Claiming on an income protection policy can be fraught with intricate delays
Claiming on an income protection policy can be fraught with intricate delays
2nd Nov 10, 10:17am
13th Oct 10, 12:22pm
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Opinion: Being accused by your insurer of dishonesty can turn your life up-side-down
Opinion: Being accused by your insurer of dishonesty can turn your life up-side-down
13th Oct 10, 12:22pm
7th Oct 10, 12:48pm
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How some insurers accuse some customers of dishonesty and avoid paying claims (and what you can do about it)
How some insurers accuse some customers of dishonesty and avoid paying claims (and what you can do about it)
7th Oct 10, 12:48pm
10th Sep 10, 5:00pm
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Things you should know to get a quake claim accepted, and getting it paid
Things you should know to get a quake claim accepted, and getting it paid
10th Sep 10, 5:00pm

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