Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Public & Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Defence of claims brought by statutory insurers (VWA/TAC)
  • Occupiers Liability

Yolanta Figiel

Special Counsel LLB, BA

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8399 6123
email yfigiel@moray.com.au

Yolanta has practised across the areas of professional liability and public and product liability for both insurers and self-insured clients and has developed substantial expertise in casualty claims and indemnity advice.

The vast majority of Yolanta’s practice is the defence of actions brought against insureds by workers and by the Victorian Workcover Authority. Yolanta’s across-the-board experience in this area has allowed her to develop good working relationships with both plaintiff lawyers and statutory insurer lawyers, enabling early ADR opportunities.

Since starting her career in 2004, Yolanta has defended a significant number of employers, property owner/managers, various manufacturers and their industry organisations, defence contractors, agricultural service providers, logistics providers, cleaning companies, equipment hire companies and farmers in personal injury claims as well as claims brought by statutory insurers. As part of her hands-on approach to these claims, Yolanta ensures she obtains a full understanding of the business of each insured in order to provide the client and the insurer with the best possible defence strategy.

In addition, Yolanta regularly conducts litigation in the Supreme and Country Courts of Victoria.

Professional Membership

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