Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Directors & Officers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Fidelity / Crime / Bond Disputes
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Management Liability

Celia Wright

Partner LLB. BA

office Sydney
phone +61 2 8651 4710

Celia is a specialist professional indemnity lawyer and highly experienced in handling large and complex matters, including class actions. She regularly represents corporate entities, directors and professionals in a wide range of litigated and unlitigated claims and investigations by regulatory authorities and professional bodies. She also advises insurers (primary and excess layers) in associated claims under D & O and professional indemnity and management liability policies.

Major matters

  • Advising insurers on claims under a suite of global policies in relation to a group claim and regulatory investigation of a trustee and manager of two failed retail investment funds, where the potential exposure was in excess of $300 million.
  • Acting for an executive director of a major Australian construction and property development company in an Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation of a potential breach of the Australian Stock Exchange’s continuous disclosure rules
  • Acting for an executive director of a corporate finance and property investment company in various claims and an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission emanating from the collapse of the corporate group
  • Acting for Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensees and financial advisers in claims, including Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) disputes, arising from the failure of various investment products including Westpoint and Great Southern as well as complex structured products
  • Advising insurers and acting for insureds in a range of claims under professional indemnity and management liability policies including corporate liability, statutory liability and employment practice liability claims.

Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Women in Insurance