About Siobhan

Siobhan has a broad ranging commercial litigation practice with a background in public liability and insurance claims and advice. Her key areas of practice include general insurance advice on public liability and professional indemnity policies, public liability defence litigation and defence of Victorian Workcover Association and Transport Accident Commission recovery claims, common law negligence, Wrongs Act claims and risk management advice.

Siobhan also advises her clients on trade practices advice and litigation, retail tenancy disputes and advice, contractual and business disputes and wills and estates litigation. She also advises clients on general contract and business disputes, unconscionable conduct and claims and disputes with insurers in respect of directors and officers, business interruption, industrial special risks and warranty insurance claims.


Experience

  • Dispute resolution & litigation

    Defending the Commonwealth of Australia in respect of numerous common law negligence and public liability claims arising out of personal injuries allegedly sustained in immigration detention or on Commonwealth premises;

  • Dispute resolution & litigation

    Representing the Victorian Workcover Authority in the Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal in respect of a challenge by a deemed employer to a decision of the Authority that the contractor was its deemed employer

  • Dispute resolution & litigation

    Defending a number of not-for-profit clients in respect of common law claims for personal injuries related to alleged historical abuse;

  • Dispute resolution & litigation

    Representing a private client in a wrongful death claim against a public hospital in respect of negligent medical treatment leading to the death of his partner;

  • Dispute resolution & litigation

    Representing a private client in the Supreme Court of Victoria seeking damages for breach of a tender process contract and misleading and deceptive conduct in respect of the issue of a public lottery licence.

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