Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Public & Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Occupiers Liability
  • Defence of Claims Brought by Statutory Insurers

Yolanta Figiel

Partner LLB, BA

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8399 6123

Yolanta has practised across the areas of professional liability and public and product liability for both insurers and self-insured clients and has developed substantial expertise in personal injury litigation and all categories of pupil injury claims.

The vast majority of Yolanta’s practice is the defence of actions brought against insureds by workers and by the Victorian Workcover Authority. Her across-the-board experience in this area has allowed her to develop good working relationships with both plaintiff lawyers and statutory insurer lawyers, enabling early ADR opportunities.

Since starting her career in 2004, Yolanta has defended a significant number of employers, property owner/managers, various manufacturers and their industry organisations, defence contractors, agricultural service providers, logistics providers, cleaning companies, equipment hire companies and farmers in personal injury claims as well as claims brought by statutory insurers. As part of her hands-on approach to these claims, she ensures she obtains a full understanding of the business of each insured in order to provide the client and the insurer with the best possible defence strategy.

Yolanta regularly conducts litigation in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria.

Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Women in Insurance