Judy has specialised in insurance litigation since 2002. The core of her practice involves public and products liability, contractual recovery, property damage and coverage issue matters. She regularly advises insurers on policy coverage/dual insurance, liability, quantum and contribution claims including long tail catastrophic injury claims, workers’ compensation recovery matters, occupiers’ liability claims, labour hire disputes and SafeWork Prosecution matters.
Judy is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of working collaboratively with her opponents, clients and colleagues. She is an adept negotiator who adopts a transparent and pragmatic approach to all matters.
With over 18 years' experience in insurance, Judy began her career with AIG as a financial lines underwriter working closely with brokers and corporate insureds to devise bespoke insurance coverage across small to large corporate entities. Soon after, she moved across AIG to work as a financial lines and casualty claims officer before joining private practice focusing on casualty and property claims.
Judy has represented client interests in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Her areas of expertise include:
- personal injury
- product liability
- third party property damage and recovery
Some of Judy's matters have included:
- advising and representing a large multinational in relation to common law claims arising from SafeWork NSW Prosecutions involving catastrophic personal injury and related contractual recovery claims;
- defending a national construction company in Supreme Court Proceedings involving complex and significant third party property damage loss and contract claims for dual insurance and indemnity;
- defending shopping centre owners/occupiers in respect of a large catastrophic personal injury claim in which the Plaintiff sustained complicated and extensive medical injuries requiring in excess of 45 medical procedures/surgeries;
- defending an internationally domiciled manufacturer in a claim for product liability and catastrophic personal injury. This matter involved six locally and internationally based parties and required qualifying jurisdictional and foreign law experts, understanding supply and assembly procedures pursuant to Australia Standards (both domestic and international) and consideration of State and Federal legislation;
- defending a coal mining company as occupier/operator of a mining site in relation to multiple separate matters involving labour hire employee injuries and advising in relation to potential pro hac vice employment claims;
- advising and acting for an international bicycle manufacturer/supplier in relation to product liability claims including associated personal injury claims.