Area of expertise
- Catastrophic Claims
- Motor Vehicle Law
- Public & Product Liability
- Personal Injury Claims
- Industrial Diseases
- Property Damage Claims
Partner LLB, BCom
phone +61 8 6317 0418
Penny specialises in conducting insurance and personal injury litigation claims. With more than 20 years of experience, most of her current practice involves acting on behalf of major insurers in the areas of motor vehicle personal injuries, public liability, industrial diseases and property damage. She is the youngest lawyer to be appointed to the legal panel of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
Penny also has extensive experience in the defence of catastrophic personal injury damages claims and has developed particular expertise in assessing claims for damages for dependency arising from fatal accidents.
Penny is renowned for her skilled management of a high volume CTP practice and excellent understanding of her clients’ requirement for efficient and effective claims management. In addition to her exceptional professional know-how, she has excellent communication skills which enhance her relationships with both clients and opposing solicitors and her negotiation style ensures that matters do not remain unresolved due to issues that should not be relevant to negotiations.
Penny’s extensive negotiation, advocacy and litigation experience boosts her capabilities in efficient claims management and negotiation of appropriate settlements. She appears regularly in the District Court and the Supreme Court of Western Australia at pre-trial conferences and mediation conferences and prides herself on providing accurate, commercial and timely advice to her clients in connection with their claims portfolio.
Penny has also been regularly involved in matters on the Supreme Court’s Commercial and Managed Cases list that are scheduled for expedited litigation, including terminal industrial diseases claims. In these matters, Penny has demonstrated her ability to balance commercial realities with the need for rapid action while maintaining a compassionate approach.
Penny also has experience acting as counsel at trials in the District Court of Western Australia having appeared as counsel at trial in Perth and in regional areas.
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Law Society of Western Australia