Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Catastrophic Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Fraudulent claims
  • Indemnity
  • S151Z
  • Compensation to Relatives

Frances Allen

Partner Dip Law

office Newcastle
phone +61 2 4911 5455

Frances specialises in insurance law and litigation and has represented insurers since admission to practice. This includes more than a decade of working exclusively in the area of defendant compulsory third party (CTP) matters.

Frances has extensive experience across all facets of defendant CTP litigation and claims management with particular expertise in the defence of major CTP claims, including both catastrophic and non-catastrophic claims. Other experience includes managing multiple liability and indemnity claims for contribution and complex medical / causation issues.

Frances regularly appears as an advocate at mediations, informal conferences, CARS hearings and interlocutory court applications. She has appeared in all courts and tribunals within NSW.

In addition to her significant capability in CTP matters, Frances has an outstanding reputation with insurer clients for her collaborative approach and effective implementation of tailored legal strategies to achieve early, cost effective resolution. Her close attention to detail ensures each client’s full compliance with statutory obligations, particularly the implementation of rehabilitation and treatment for injured claimants.

Frances regularly provides telephone advice and workshops to her clients on a range of issues relevant to CTP claims management. She also frequently advises clients in connection with statutory interpretation and administrative law in this field of practice.

Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Newcastle Law Society