Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Directors & Officers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health Law
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Sports Liability
  • Administrative Law

Suzanne Wallace

Partner LLB, BEc, LLM

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4536

With over 25 years’ experience in insurance law, Suzanne is recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in this area, by national and international legal guides as well as the insurance industry.

Suzanne specialises in professional indemnity and directors and officers liability claims, including advising on policy interpretation and coverage issues.

She acts for insurers in major claims against a wide range of professionals including accountants, financial planners, mortgage brokers, insurance intermediaries, property industry professionals, engineers, architects, surveyors and allied medical professionals.

Suzanne recently advised on complex insurance coverage to directors and officers insurers and professional indemnity insurers arising out of a number of large corporate collapses including Lehman Brothers (Australia) Limited, Lift Capital and Opus Prime.

Suzanne’s experience also encompasses the provision of advice on public and product liability claims, sports claims, income protection, total and permanent disability and life, accident and sickness claims.

Suzanne is an expert litigator and has been involved in large scale litigation that has resulted in precedents being set in the areas of cross vesting laws and the liability of legal professionals.

Suzanne is highly regarded by her clients for providing clear and concise advice and focussing on their commercial needs. She is recognised for her ‘proactive’ and ‘decisive’ action and ‘efficiency’ in finalising claims. They also acknowledge Suzanne as having ‘a thorough knowledge of the law’, and highlight her success in ‘achieving excellent results’.

Further, Suzanne’s expertise was recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2008 edition) where she is singled out by clients as ‘impressive’ and ‘outstanding’.

Suzanne has been ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia reports published annually by the Australia Financial Review since 2016.

Suzanne regularly authors and presents articles and seminars on current issues in insurance law.

Professional Membership

  • Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association Inc
  • Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Women Lawyers' Association of NSW