Bree Lawrence

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB

Industries

Practices

Bree has worked almost exclusively in Insurance and Risk since being admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2004. She has extensive experience in managing general liability, treatment liability, motor vehicle personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. Bree has a particular interest in catastrophic injury claims.

Bree provides advice in relation to indemnity, liability and contribution, contractual indemnities, quantum and claims management strategy.

Bree has gained significant experience and knowledge in identifying, communicating with and managing experts since July 2004 and has developed invaluable working partnerships with numerous members of the independent bar.

Bree understands the importance of identifying when it is necessary to obtain expert evidence and has worked with a large number of medical and non-medical experts.

Bree is well aware of the long-term benefits of performing thorough in-depth investigations into the factual matrix of a claim.  Through conducting these investigations, Bree is able to identify whether a claim is defendable and, if it is not, she can determine the most appropriate time and manner in which to consider settlement negotiations.

Over her years of practice, Bree has developed and implemented effective strategies to procure early and efficient resolution of claims by conciliation and mediation (if appropriate). Where settlement has not been in her client’s best interest, she has managed claims through to trials in the District Court, hearings at Work Cover WA and (where necessary) appeals to superior courts.

Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association (WA)
  • Law Society of Western Australia