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Diane Sahely

Partner
Compensation Law
  • +61 3 9269 9146

Diane leads the Victorian self-insurer practice. She currently practices exclusively for self-insurers and is a trusted advisor to her clients. She has extensive legal experience, good business judgment and expertise in handling complex issues and regulatory requirements.

Experience

Diane has extensive specialist experience advising self-insurers on:

  • employers' liability insurance under Workers' Compensation Act;
  • employment law, Equal Opportunity and Fair Work Australia/Federal Court claims;
  • dust diseases and toxic torts;
  • redundancies;
  • claims management under Accident Compensation Act/Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act, including self-insurance audit requirements;
  • review of long tail claimants for termination;
  • statutory benefit entitlements, including advice, liaising with relevant business departments and drafting notices;
  • revocation applications;
  • litigated statutory benefit claims;
  • impairment benefits claims, both pre-litigated and litigated;
  • Medical Panel Referrals and Submissions; and
  • serious injury/common law claims.

Diane is recognised in Best Lawyers (Australia) for her expertise in Occupational Health & Safety law.