Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Builders Warranty
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Risk, Safety & Compliance

Commercial Law

  • Property & Development
  • Workplace Law

Emma Reilly

Partner LLB (Hons), BCom, LLM

office Canberra
phone +61 2 6210 4216

Emma has practiced in insurance litigation in the ACT and NSW across all lines for most major insurers and self-insurers since 2000.

Her practice presently focuses on workers compensation, property damage, liability claims and professional indemnity claims including with reference to employment practices cover. She is a strategic litigator who aims to achieve early commercial resolution of matters where possible.

In addition, Emma advises organisations in the ACT on employment entitlements and acts in the context of terminations and adverse action claims in Fair Work Australia and the Federal Court.

Her other areas of work include commercial litigation, property transactions for developers, corporate compliance and estate planning and litigation.

Emma has been ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia reports published annually by the Australia Financial Review since 2018.

Published Articles

‘Arising out of or in the course of employment’ revisited

Legal Directions

Pioneer Studios Pty Ltd v Hills [2015] NSWCA 222 (4 August 2015) The recent NSW Court of Appeal decision of Pioneer…

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Red tape reduction removes Stat Dec for rejecting claims

Legal Directions

Section 129(5) of the Workers Compensation Act 1951 (ACT) previously provided: ‘If the insurer rejects the claim 28 days or later…

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Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of Australian Capital Territory
  • Law Society of NSW