Area of expertise
- Professional Indemnity
- Insurance Litigation
Special Counsel LLB, BA (Hons I)
phone +61 2 9234 4507
Susan’s key areas of practice are coverage advice and conducting professional indemnity litigation in the Federal Court of Australia, and the Supreme and District Courts of New South Wales.
She has particular expertise in handling complex and large professional indemnity matters covering a wide range of professional services including financial lines, legal, dental, aviation and grain trading, and is highly regarded for her ability to quickly identify the critical issues which often facilitates the early resolution of a claim.
Susan regularly advises and acts for insurers in relation to issues of policy interpretation, liability and indemnity.
She has been involved in several notable matters, including successfully defending a claim made against a barrister on the basis of the application of advocate’s immunity, the successful defence of two proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of NSW against the insurer of a de-registered company in line with s601AG of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), acting for the insurer of a leading credit provider in a multimillion dollar indemnity dispute in the Federal Court of Australia, and handling and resolving a sensitive, complex $2 million claim involving then untested provisions of the Corporations Act 2001.
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Women in Insurance