Isobel Ward

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB, GDLP

Practices

Isobel has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She is actively involved in assisting insurer’s customers and stakeholders through the common law claims process. Isobel has a real skill of engaging with employers early and throughout the claim. She quickly identifies the issues and brings matters to resolution in an efficient and organised manner.

Previously, Isobel held in-house position with a large statutory insurer in Queensland. In this role Isobel advised employers and government departments with respect to liability, quantum and future recommendations. She also represented the insurers’ customers at compulsory conferences and mediations and able to successfully negotiate settlements informally.

Managing a high case load of panel managed files during her time at this insurer organisation gave Isobel the benefit of exposure to a variety of complex liability and quantum matters, multi-party claims and interstate claims.

Isobel’s knowledge from working in-house has provided her with a solid skill set in continuing to advise and assist in the management of common law claims.

Experience

  • Managing a high case load complex liability and quantum matters, multi-party claims and interstate claims, including NIISQ and dust disease claims.
  • Successfully preparing and attending informal negotiations, conferences and mediations.
  • Assisting in preparing for and attending applications and trials in Queensland.