Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Personal injury
  • Defence of VWA recoveries
  • Occupier’s Liability
  • Industrial Special Risk

Emily Hayden

Partner LLB, Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8687 7348
email ehayden@moray.com.au

Emily has been a partner with Moray & Agnew since 2009, having been admitted to practice in 2001. She conducts litigation for national and multinational insurers and government departments, advising on many areas of insurance.

Emily’s work has predominately focused on claims involving personal and property damage. She has particular expertise in product liability and has conducted numerous product recalls.

A significant part of Emily’s work involves defending ever increasing recovery claims against non-employer third parties by the VWA under section 369 of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic) (previously section 138 of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic)). She has a solid understanding of the operation of the Acts and relevant case law.

Emily has been involved in the defence of several bushfire class action in Victoria and Tasmania. She has also handled dozens of Coronial Inquests on behalf of interested parties.

Emily’s focus has been litigation in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. She has solid experience in all these jurisdictions, in addition to matters commenced in the Federal Court. She regularly appears in VCAT matters in Victoria.

Emily is a highly effective negotiator and always represents her clients at mediations, conciliations and pre-hearing conferences. She takes a pragmatic response to litigation and has the ability to provide a strategic outline towards resolution or otherwise from the commencement of the litigation.

She has a special interest in ‘rural law’ and ‘equine law’ with a strong personal background in agriculture industry and equestrian.

Emily has been ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia reports published annually by the Australian Financial Review since 2019.

Emily was granted accreditation as a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law in 2015.

Published Articles

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Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Women in Insurance