Clare Campbell

Partner

Qualifications: LLM, LLB, BA

Industries

Practices

Clare has more than 15 years’ liability claims experience across a number of commercial and government sectors. She currently acts for international and domestic insurers, large corporates and local councils in personal injury and property damage claims.

Clare also regularly advises on policy interpretation, coverage disputes and recoveries. She acts in complex, multi-party matters where issues of contractual indemnities and dual insurance arise, including in the Supreme Court of NSW.

The breadth of her experience means she has an in-depth understanding of the needs of stakeholders and an ability to manage a large portfolio of claims.

Clare collaborates with clients to improve claims processes and better identify recovery prospects from other parties to mitigate losses arising from claims. She is highly regarded for her technical advice and stringent case management. She is adept at evidence gathering to support defences.

Clare is a confident advocate and is highly regarded for her commitment to applying the law to best protect her client’s interests. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.

Experience

  • Acting for local councils in defence of personal injury claims including personal injury claims and claims arising from labour hire arrangements. Clare has a detailed knowledge of the application of statutory defences in the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) and the model litigant policy.
  • Defending major contruction claims typically involving multiple defendants and complex expert evidence.
  • Acting for owners of commercial premises including shopping centres, retail stores, hotels, pubs and clubs, functions centres, restaurants, cafes, boarding houses and mixed use premises in defence of personal injury claims.
  • Defending s151Z recovery claims.
  • Acting for NSW State Government agencies such as Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in relation to personal injury claims and prosecutions.

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Women in Insurance

Latest thinking

Insurance | 14 Oct 2021

Subrogated recoveries – think twice before agreeing a global settlement!

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down its decision following the appeal of Technology Swiss Pty Ltd v AAI Limited t/as Vero Insurance.