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Kerry in 60 seconds

Kerry is an expert in insurance and commercial litigation. Her expertise covers advising and conducting complex litigation in relation to claims arising from a range of policies and conducting litigation on behalf of State Government agencies. Kerry is also an expert in representing Government agencies both in litigated matters, Coronial inquests and statutory inquiries.

Kerry has almost 20 years' experience in advising a wide range of clients including the Government sector, both State and Federal and the insurance industry.

Kerry's breadth of expertise covers:

  • defending Government agencies from claims in negligence
  • defending Government agencies from claims arising from intentional torts
  • defending professional indemnity claims including medical negligence
  • acting in complex insurance litigation
  • advising Government agencies and appearing at Coronial inquests and statutory inquiries.

Kerry's Government sector clients include New South Wales Health, New South Wales Police and the Department of Defence. Her reputation as a highly skilled litigation lawyer ensures Kerry not only advises and acts on behalf of her clients in litigated matters but is sought out in order to act in relation to matters which have the potential for public scrutiny, media attention and in which tensions often exist between the government agency, the Minister, relevant stakeholders and the public interest.

Kerry has considerable experience in conducting large, complex and multi-party litigation as well as providing advice on policy interpretation and coverage. She has defended large claims involving professional indemnity policies, public liability policies and contract works policies issued pursuant to construction contracts. As an experienced litigator, Kerry has an excellent knowledge of practice, procedure and evidence and has extensive experience in qualifying experts in a wide range of fields.

Kerry is an experienced litigator with excellent technical skills. She is an experienced negotiator and frequently employs various forms of alternate dispute resolution when needed and when it best serves her clients' interests. She has resolved a large number of cases using mediation.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)

Industry associations

  • The Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Medico-Legal Association
  • Women Lawyers Association

Kerry's Recent Experience

NSW Health

Acts on behalf of NSW Health and New South Wales Local Health Districts at Coronial inquests.

NSW Health

Act for NSW Health in large complex medical negligence litigation frequently involving catastrophic injury and, particularly, brain injury cases.

NSW Police Force

Acting for the NSW Police Force in a number of Coronial inquests and related public enquiries particularly surrounding the death of members of the public.

NSW Police Force

Acts for the NSW Police Force in large and often complex litigation brought by former officers alleging negligence giving rise to PTSD. This involves investigating circumstances which occurred frequently in excess of 20 years prior to the litigation commencing and retaining experts in PTSD both as to breach of duty of care and causation.

Roads and Maritime Services

Acting for RMS in Coronial inquests relating to the death of road users across New South Wales.