Melinda Andrew

Partner

Qualifications: LLB, BCom

Practices

Melinda is an experienced insurance litigator who helps insurers resolve CTP claims involving complex liability, quantum and statutory benefits issues.

Melinda is an excellent negotiator and assists clients to achieve early resolution of claims when that is the best course of action.

As a skilled advocate, Melinda represents clients in interlocutory proceedings in the District and Supreme Courts and in assessments before the Personal Injury Commission. She frequently has matters before the Commission and the District Court and is experienced in managing administrative and appeal matters before the Supreme Court.

Experience

  • Melinda works mostly with insurers providing CTP insurance to NSW motorists and self-insured corporations.
  • Melinda has also been involved in a number of applications to the Supreme Court of NSW for administrative relief from decisions of the Personal Injury Commission with scheme wide impact.
  • Melinda has also worked with NSW insurers in defending personal injury claims against occupiers and contractors, which involved advising on the indemnity extended under public liability policies for both homeowners and businesses.
  • Melinda also has previous lengthy experience managing NSW workers compensation claims and is therefore well experienced in identifying issues which may arise in section 151Z recovery matters.

Latest thinking

Statutory Insurance | 4 Jul 2018

NSW Supreme Court decides that MAS cannot modify the treatment dispute which is referred for assessment

Her Honour Justice, Adamson SC of the NSW Supreme Court, delivered Judgment in the matter of Insurance Australia Limited v Kong Lai Kai [2018] NSWSC 958, on Friday, 22 June 2018.