Area of expertise
- General Insurance
- Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
- Public & Product Liability
- Workers Compensation
- Employers indemnity
- Policy interpretation
Special Counsel LLB
phone +61 8 6317 0445
Nicole has practised in the area of insurance law since 2000, working primarily in the fields of general insurance, worker’s compensation and public liability. During this time, she has successfully defended hundreds of claims in those fields – as well as many personal injury and property damage claims – on behalf of numerous major insurers. Her clients include NRMA Insurance (SGIO and CGU), GIO Australia, Zurich Australia Insurance, QBE Insurance, Allianz Australia Insurance, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance/VERO and St Ive’s Gold Mines.
Nicole’s skill in providing highly effective claims management is boosted by her expertise in formulating strategies for early and cost effective resolution of claims. In addition, she has regularly provided across-the-board advice to both insurers and insureds on issues associated with indemnity liability and quantum, along with complex advices to brokers and companies (including Goldfields Limited), on contractual and insurance requirements to specific projects and in a more general sense.
Nicole has also advised on and defended claims made on the basis of state and/or federal legislation, including the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA), Occupier’s Liability Act 1985 (WA), Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth), Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943 (WA) and the Fatal Accident’s Act 1959 (WA).
Nicole has a proven track record of success in settlement negotiations at all levels from informal discussions to attendances at informal conferences and court mediated conferences. She advocates for early and commercial resolution where it is in the best interests of her client.
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Law Society of Western Australia
- WA Society of Jewish Jurists and Lawyers