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Deon Francis

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Deon Francis

Deon Francis

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Deon represents insurers, underwriters and intermediaries in a range of insurance related matters.  Deon's practice comprises a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

His contentious practice focuses on all aspects of financial lines and  general liability, including professional, public and product liability.  In addition, Deon often advises on coverage disputes.

Deon has represented some of the leading insurers in a variety of contentious disputes.  He has also acted on behalf of some of the largest hospital chains in South Africa, medical doctors, attorneys, intermediaries and trustees in a range of professional indemnity disputes.

Deon has also represented the insurers to some of the leading retail stores in South Africa.  Together with his team he has also advised on the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act, working closely with insurance brokerage Aon.

From a non-contentious point of view Deon often assists clients with the creation, development and implementation of various insurance products and wordings.  He represents clients where issues have arisen with various regulatory bodies such as the Financial Services Board.

Experience

Deon's recent experience includes:

  • Assisting a client with the transfer of a Group Assistance Benefit Scheme involving 42,000 policy members
  • Providing advise relating to an appeal in terms of section 26 of the Long Term Insurance Act
  • Defending a medical malpractice claim regarding the administration of thrombolytic therapy in South Africa
  • Defending a claim for damages allegedly resulting from incorrect investment advice
  • Representing the trustees of a provident fund in a dispute lodged with the Pension Fund Adjudicator regarding allegations of financial mismanagement

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