Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Motor Vehicle Law

Loukia Nicolas

Partner BSci, LLB, DipLegPrac

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4605

Loukia is a Partner within our Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Claims team.

Loukia advises on and conducts litigation on behalf of various CTP insurers and regularly appears in matters before the State Insurance Regulatory Authority Claims Assessment and Resolution Service, and District Court.

She effectively manages claims to achieve early resolution. A skilled negotiator, Loukia is committed to providing clients with a high level of service and advice.

Loukia joined our Sydney CTP team in July 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in our Newcastle office as a lawyer specialising in commercial, property and building and construction litigation and drafting contracts.

The three years that Loukia spent in the commercial environment provided her with a wide breadth of general commercial and litigation experience. She has appeared and instructed Counsel in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales, District and Local Courts.

Her approach is driven towards the early resolution of claims to ensure her client’s matters are managed as cost-effectively and expeditiously as possible.

Loukia is committed to achieving commercial results for her clients. Her science background gives her particular skills which are regularly applied to investigating and assessing claims.

Some of her recent experience include:

  • Representing defendants in a wide range of courts, including the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and District Court
  • Managing litigated CTP matters in the District Court of NSW
  • Preparing for and appearing in a range of Notices of Motion in relation to late claim disputes, s73, s85/85A motions and other interlocutory applications
  • Advice and conduct of MAS and CARS Claims including drafting submissions and managing all aspects of the dispute
  • Managing general assessments in the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service
  • Acting on behalf of CTP insurers in Administrative Review in the Supreme Court of NSW in relation to errors within certificates
  • Defence of Nominal Defendant claims
  • Advising and managing claims in which indemnity has been denied by the insurer
  • Advising and managing the defence of litigated s151Z recoveries
  • Advising in claims where there is an interplay between the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW) and the Workers’ Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) including defences under s151Z(2)
  • Acting in matters where there is a cross over between the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 and the Civil Liability Act 2002
  • Advising on claims under the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017.

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of New South Wales