Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • General Insurance
  • Health Law & Medical Negligence
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Public & Product Liability

Maya Parbhoo

Special Counsel LLB, BA

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8399 6107

Maya is a highly accomplished insurance litigator with extensive experience in the areas of medical negligence, life and disability insurance, personal injury, public liability and coronial inquiries.

Maya acts for medical practitioners in the defence of medical negligence claims and in disciplinary proceedings. She is instructed by a number of Australia’s major medical defence organisations, as well as by private hospitals.

She also acts for leading Australian insurers in the defence of public liability claims made against various insureds including schools, hotels, shopping centres, health care providers and private occupiers.

In addition, Maya has specialised expertise in defending life and disability insurance claims. She acts on behalf of insurers and superannuation funds in litigated claims under income protection, total and permanent disability, critical illness, term life and group insurance products. She also represents insurers and trustees in connection with complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.

Maya has managed and successfully negotiated a number of complex and high quantum claims on behalf of her clients across all of these areas of practice.

Her previous experience include an in-house legal counsel role with a leading Australian life insurer (where she provided advice on a range of matters, including liability under life insurance contracts, policy construction and dispute resolution) and working for another national mid-tier law firm.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Women in Insurance