Rosena De Freitas

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB, BICT

Industries

Practices

Rosena practices in insurance litigation: state compensation and liability claims (personal injury and property damage). She has extensive experience in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters, including public liability claims, fatal accident claims, catastrophic claims, recovery claims, personal accident claims and motor vehicle accident claims.

Rosena has specialised in claims under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) since 2008.

Rosena regularly appears as counsel in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services at WorkCover WA, District Court of Western Australia and Supreme Court of Western Australia representing insurers and self-insurers. Rosena has appeared as instructing solicitor in a four week trial in the District Court, instructing solicitor and as counsel in District Court Appeals and Court of Appeal matters.

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Insurance Law Association (WA Committee member)

Latest thinking

Insurance | 17 Jul 2020

District Court confirms common law principles governing admissibility of expert evidence are relevant considerations in WorkCover proceedings

The District Court of Western Australia has dismissed an employer’s appeal concerning the manner in which an arbitrator dealt with expert evidence in WorkCover proceedings, where the rules of evidence do not apply.