Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • General Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Management liability

Beth Russell

Special Counsel LLB (Hons), BCom, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8399 6121

Beth is a special counsel in our Melbourne life and general insurance team. She is a highly experienced litigator, with particular expertise in public and product liability.

Beth’s credentials include skilfully managing a diverse range of matters such as major and complex claims, litigated proceedings and unlitigated claims on behalf of a number of national and international insurers, as well as matters for self-insured clients. She has extensive experience in handling personal injury claims for insurers. In addition, she frequently manages claims involving owners of shopping centres, cleaners, construction companies, scaffolding contractors, transport entities, small business owners and residential occupiers.

Other experience includes acting for a variety of professionals in investigations by regulatory authorities and professional bodies and for insurers in defence of negligence claims. Beth also provides her clients with advice and representation in construction matters and in relation to property damage.

Throughout her career, Beth has frequently appeared as an advocate for her client before NSW and Victorian courts, as well as the NSW Claims Assessment and Resolution Service and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Beth’s expertise and skills are reflected in obtaining her Specialist Accreditation with the Law Society of New South Wales in Personal Injury Law in October 2016.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria – Committee Member – Public Liability and Medical Negligence Committee
  • Women in Insurance (Vic) – Committee Member