Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Directors & Officers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Professional Indemnity

Jodie Potts

Partner LLB (Hons)

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8687 7319

Jodie is an experienced and talented insurance lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in insurance law, specialising in professional indemnity claims.

She has worked both as a lawyer and a claims manager. Her experience in having been a claims manager and a lawyer in private practice means that she provides advice with an understanding of what clients need.

Jodie acts in claims brought against a wide cross section of professionals, including real estate agents, accountants and auditors, mortgage brokers, health professionals, financial planners, insurance intermediaries, solicitors, barristers, engineers, architects, valuers and building professionals.

As a claims manager with a leading third party claims handler, managing professional indemnity claims, she is familiar with the practical exigencies affecting insurers’ claims handling activities.

Jodie also has experience in directors and officers liability claims. With partners, Richard Midgley and Anthony Scott, she co-authored the Australian chapter in an international text on ‘Directors and Officers Indemnification – A Global Guide’ (1st and 2nd editions).

Jodie regularly advises insurers on complicated indemnity issues. She has also assisted in drafting alternative clauses for policy wordings to address identified policy issues arising from claims.

Published Articles

An important decision on section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 and the ‘Bridgecorp issue’*

Legal Directions

Recently, the Full Bench of the Court of Appeal held that s6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW)…

Continue reading

Thiess Pty Ltd and John Holland Pty Ltd v Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 173

Legal Directions

Introduction On 2 November 2005, a section of Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel collapsed, resulting in significant property damage. Following a decade-long…

Continue reading

Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Women in Insurance