Natasha specialises in professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ insurance matters.
She acts for a variety of professionals in the defence of professional negligence and other claims arising out of purely economic loss, property damage, defamation, and alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law.
Natasha also assists professionals, directors and officers to respond to investigations, inquiries and inquests, and defend disciplinary proceedings.
In addition to acting in the defence of insureds, Natasha advises and acts for both insurers and insureds with respect to the interpretation and application of a range of first party insurance and third party liability insurance policies, including professional indemnity, product and public liability, D&O and management liability policies.
- Protecting the interests of solicitors in professional negligence claims and equitable actions, including claims arising out of transactional matters and the conduct of litigation on behalf of their clients.
- Acting for local and international underwriters in contentious coverage disputes.
- Defending claims against accountants concerning their advice provided in a range of matters including the structuring of high-value commercial transactions for tax purposes.
- Defending insurance brokers in relation to their placement of insurance policies and advice provided to their insured clients.
- Acting for valuers with respect to the valuation of residential properties and high value commercial properties and developments.
- Acting for directors, officers and their insurers during Commissions of Inquiry, investigations and applications by ASIC, and public examinations.
- Acting for office bearers, including volunteering members of committees and boards, in the defence of defamation proceedings.
- Assisting migration agents to respond to investigations by the Migration Agents Registration Authority, and defend a range of claims by former clients in relation to failed or delayed visa applications.
- Defending engineers, certifiers and architects in relation to their involvement in residential and commercial developments.
- Assisting IT professionals to defend proceedings concerning large-scale system upgrades, migration projects and data loss.
- Assisting accountants and solicitors to respond to claims for breach of trust, with respect to the management and disbursement of trust funds.
- Assisting medical professionals, including doctors and psychologists, to respond to complaints of breach of privacy.
- Acting in the defence of uninsured or sub-deductible property damage and purely economic loss claims.
- Assisting executive members of departments in the Queensland Government to respond to, and give evidence in the course of, investigations into matters at risk of referral to the Crime and Corruption Commission.
- Appearing, and assisting counsel, in QCAT, the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Queensland, and the Federal Courts.