Lauren Haygarth

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB



Lauren has extensive experience representing employers, insurers and self-insured entities in the management and defence of workers’ compensation claims. Her expertise includes advising on complex matters including psychiatric and multiple injury claims. She regularly appears at WorkCover and has appeared at arbitration. She also appears in the District Court in common law workers’ compensation claims and has assisted counsel at trial.  Lauren also has experience in motor vehicle accident claims and regularly appears in the District Court of Western Australia.

Lauren has a warm, easy-going nature which enables her clients to feel they are in capable, trusted hands. She prides herself on her ability to work with her client as a team to strategise the best outcome for the client.


  • Advising on workers’ compensation matters involving statutory and common law liability including the client’s ongoing exposure under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and the Occupiers’ Liability Act.
  • Advising on motor vehicle accident claims pursuant to the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943 and accurately assessing the quantum exposure with respect to common law claims.

Latest thinking

Thinking | 19 Feb 2019

Third party liable to contribute to damages for injury caused by negligence of another

The WA Court of Appeal has upheld a District Court judge’s decision apportioning 25% liability to Harvey Norman, in a case involving a customer injured while collecting purchases from Harvey Norman’s warehouse in Osborne Park.