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Mylinh L'Estrange

Partner
Insurance Law & Litigation

Mylinh is an insurance litigator with expertise in personal injury and property damage claims. Mylinh also assists in coronial investigations and inquests.

Experience

Mylinh advises both local and international clients in the defence of simple and complex insurance claims (including multi-party claims and multi-jurisdictional claims). She also provides advice on coverage and double insurance issues.

Mylinh's areas of practice include:

  • defence of claims relating to occupiers' liability, workers compensation, transport accidents, statutory recovery actions, product and public liability. These claims can arise from slip and fall incidents, industrial and construction site accidents, engineering design defects causing injuries, manual handling and repetitive strain injuries, travel injuries, catastrophic injuries, workplace assaults and stress claims as well as nervous shock claims
  • defence of property damage claims relating to fire damage, water damage, product defect and construction defect
  • assisting in coronial investigations and inquests

Mylinh's key strengths are her pragmatism and focus on resolution of claims quickly and cost effectively. She is a skilled negotiator

Career highlights

Mylinh's career highlights include:

  • successfully defending one of Australia’s largest department stores in proceedings brought by an injured worker and a statutory insurer. This achievement in a jury trial resulted in the full recovery of the department store and insurer's costs
  • successfully defending a furniture supplier in a contribution claim brought by a statutory insurer following settlement of the worker’s common law claim. This success also led to recovery of the furniture supplier and insurer's costs
  • defending a large confectionery corporation against common law proceedings brought by a catastrophically injured worker and a statutory insurer in relation to the installation of specialised machinery. A complex case involving joinder of a German company
  • acting on behalf of an occupier against a psychiatric claim brought by the parent of a fatally injured child. The claim involved significant media and public interest
  • defending a café owner in a proceeding brought by a catastrophically injured customer with significant pre-existing conditions. The claim involved a large number of expert witnesses to disentangle causation issues
  • defending a security company against a subrogated recovery claim following significant fire damage to property. The case involved consideration of fire inception and spread as well as the point of total loss
  • successfully seeking indemnity from a statutory insurer in circumstances where incidents have arisen out of the use of a motor vehicle

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