Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Catastrophic Claims
  • Compulsory Third Party Claims
  • Public Liability

Judith Waldock

Partner LLB (Hons), BEc, Grad Dip Leg Prac, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4594

Judith has over 17 years’ experience in the conduct of catastrophic injury claims. She is a partner in the firms specialist catastrophic claims practice group.

Judith specialises in claims involving spinal injuries, brain damage and amputations, and in claims involving complex liability and medical issues (including supervening acts of medical negligence).

Her strategic advice is always strongly focussed on achieving early and cost effective resolution of claims.

In claims where insurers have obligations to fund interim treatment and rehabilitation, Judith’s advice is always geared towards achieving the twin objectives of optimising claimant recovery and containment of claims costs.

Judith started her career representing injured claimants, and this background provides her with a unique understanding of claimant ‘settlement psychology’, which gives her an edge in negotiations. She routinely conducts complex and sensitive negotiations without counsel.

She has a special interest in ‘choice of laws’ and is often asked to advise insurers how best to defend claims involving local accidents and Australian insurers, where proceedings are commenced overseas.

Judith is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.

Published Articles

Offers of compromise – ‘exclusive of costs’

Legal Directions

McGlen-McLeod v Galloway (No. 2) [2012] NSWDC 11 In May 2008, the plaintiff was injured when she fell through rotten floorboards…

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Motor Vehicle Directions

Nominal Defendant v Adilzada [2016] NSWCA 266 Decision of the NSW Court of Appeal on 22 September 2016 ( Meagher JA,…

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Taylor v The Owners – Strata Plan No 11564 [2012] NSWSC 842

Legal Directions

On Friday 27 July 2012, Garling J determined that the restrictions on damages for loss of earnings in s12(2) of the…

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Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Society of NSW