Nikki Akhurst-Rasa

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA



Nikki is an experienced litigator who advises CTP insurers, with her practice focused on helping clients defend CTP and major claims.

Nikki advises clients on complex liability and quantum issues, and on the best approach to resolving each claim.  She negotiates settlements and appears as an advocate in interlocutory proceedings before the District and Supreme Courts and has experience with the Court of Appeal and the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service.


  • Successfully obtaining indemnity for a public utility company that had been denied indemnity by their CTP insurer in a claim worth approximately $1.5 million.
  • Acting for a CTP insurer in a matter involving complex causation issues which has seen the matter before the Medical Assessment Service since 2008. The plaintiff has been assessed by four MAS Assessors, there have been four Applications for Review, three Applications for Further Assessment, two Review Panels and two successful applications to the Supreme Court for administrative review.
  • Acting in a claim brought against a roadside assist operator who allegedly did not re-thread the rear seat passenger seat belts resulting in an unrestrained child being propelled through the vehicle when the plaintiff driver lost control of the vehicle hours later. The claim involved complex determinations of liability and extensive quantum investigations which both enabled a very modest settlement to be achieved.
  • Acting for CTP insurers in children’s claims that can span over 10 years, with proactive involvement with the client in determining appropriate rehabilitation measures for severe injuries including spinal injury and brain injury with accompanying behavioral, educational and psychological difficulties.