Area of expertise
- Professional Indemnity
- Public & Product Liability
- Property Damage
- Policy Coverage
Partner LLB, BA
phone +61 7 3225 5928
Emma provides advice and manages complex claims in relation to public liability, product liability and professional indemnity matters as well as providing advice on indemnity and policy coverage issues. Her expertise in insurance law spans over 14 years.
Emma specialises in advising insurers, underwriters and large self insured corporations on a range of claims including complex multi party construction and mining matters as well as those arising in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, motor vehicle property damage matters plus claims against landlords and real estate agents. She has also represented numerous major insurers and self-insureds in both liability and professional indemnity matters.
Emma also regularly conducts local and interstate training seminars for industry clients on claims management, negotiation strategy, recent case law and legal developments and state legislation impacting on injury claims including PIPA and CLA. In addition she has both presented and chaired Legalwise Seminars providing training to others in the industry.
Emma specialises in achieving short durations and certainty having regard to the business and commercial demands of her clients by running bulk conference periods and working with her clients on special targeted projects aimed at finalisation of matters through alternate processes.
Emma has been ranked in the peer-reviewed ‘Best Lawyers’ reports published annually by the Australian Financial Review since 2017.
Emma has successfully defended the interests of insureds in a number of trials including the following:
- Lynch v Kinney Shoes (Australia) Ltd & Ors  QCA 326
- Smiths v Williams & Ors  QCA 439
- McKewin v Blocksidge  QSC 095
- Samways v WorkCover Queensland (No 2)  QSC 127.
- Parker v Jervis & Anor  QDC 271
- Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group
- Queensland Law Society
- Women in Insurance