Hannah Peddie

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BBus



Hannah practices in general insurance litigation with a particular focus on claims and risk. Her work concentrates on liability in Queensland both at common law and pursuant to Queensland legislation, common law property and economic loss claims.


  • Advising in relation to personal injury claims, including providing advice, interviewing witnesses, negotiating settlements, drafting pleadings and preparing for and instructing counsel at trial.
  • Appearing at Court application hearings, mediations and settlement conferences.
  • Advising in relation to subrogated recovery claims against multiple parties, including on issues such as apportionment of liability and recovery prospects.
  • Defending the interests of an insured client at a coronial inquest, including preparing witness statements, conduction pre-inquest witness interviews and instructing counsel.
  • Successfully defending matters to trial in the Brisbane District Court, Queensland Court of Appeal and a special leave application in the High Court.
  • Reviewing and interpreting indemnity clauses and advising on indemnity issues, including in relation to public liability and professional indemnity policies.
  • Acting in multi-party claims requiring analysis of company structures and relationships between entities, and acting in catastrophic claims involving complex quantum assessments and calculations.
  • Acting in professional negligence claims.
  • Advising insurers in relation to fraudulent claims and conducting financial investigations.

Latest thinking

General Insurance | 5 Jun 2019

Up in smoke - Relief for first-party property insurers

Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear Pty Ltd v Rapid Edge Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 136...