Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Catastrophic Claims
  • Compulsory Third Party Claims
  • Public Liability

Judith Waldock

Partner LLB (Hons), BEc, Grad Dip Leg Prac, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4594

Judith has over 17 years’ experience in the conduct of catastrophic injury claims. She is a partner in the firms specialist catastrophic claims practice group.

Judith specialises in claims involving spinal injuries, brain damage and amputations, and in claims involving complex liability and medical issues (including supervening acts of medical negligence).

Her strategic advice is always strongly focussed on achieving early and cost effective resolution of claims.

In claims where insurers have obligations to fund interim treatment and rehabilitation, Judith’s advice is always geared towards achieving the twin objectives of optimising claimant recovery and containment of claims costs.

Judith started her career representing injured claimants, and this background provides her with a unique understanding of claimant ‘settlement psychology’, which gives her an edge in negotiations. She routinely conducts complex and sensitive negotiations without counsel.

She has a special interest in ‘choice of laws’ and is often asked to advise insurers how best to defend claims involving local accidents and Australian insurers, where proceedings are commenced overseas.

Judith is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.

Published Articles

Goldsmith by her tutor the New South Wales Trustee and Guardian v Bisset (No 3) 2015 NSWSC 634

Motor Vehicle Directions

Date of Judgment: 29 May 2015 Before: Campbell J, Supreme Court of NSW Background On 25 January 2004, Charmayne Goldsmith (‘the…

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Section 81(3) Deemed Denial of Liability and Exemption from CARS General Assessment

Motor Vehicle Directions

Insurance Australia trading as NRMA v Ural [2015] NSWSC 620 Date of judgment: 29 May 2015 Before: Young AJA, NSW Court…

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Motor Vehicle Directions

Nominal Defendant v Adilzada [2016] NSWCA 266 Decision of the NSW Court of Appeal on 22 September 2016 ( Meagher JA,…

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Professional Membership

  • Law Society of NSW