Sheridan Keller

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB/BCom, LLM, AMusA

Industries

Practices

Sheridan specialises in insurance litigation, with particular experience in complex claims and fraud.  She assists insurers to resolve claims involving complex liability and quantum issues, fraud, nervous shock, and multi-defendant matters. She is an accomplished negotiator who remains focused on early resolution strategies.

Sheridan is experienced working across many jurisdictions including the ACT Magistrates and Supreme Courts, and the NSW District and Supreme Courts.  Sheridan has also appeared as an advocate at numerous assessment conferences in the NSW Claims Assessment and Resolution Service.

Sheridan was admitted to practice in law in NSW in 2008.  She spent two years at a boutique plaintiff firm before commencing employment with Sparke Helmore Lawyers where she had the general conduct of numerous personal injury claims including CTP, workers’ compensation, recovery, public liability, dust diseases, and professional indemnity.

In 2018, Sheridan moved to the ACT where she worked at the Department of Education and Training in the Child Care Litigation team specialising in fraud litigation.  Since commencing at Hall & Wilcox, Sheridan manages and supervises a high-volume practice including motor vehicle and WC claims and professional indemnity disputes in the ACT.

Sheridan was recognised by her clients and peers in Doyle's Guide 2019 as one of the Recommended Compulsory Third Party Insurance Lawyers (Defendant) ACT. She was also recommended in Doyle's Guide 2020 for professional indemnity. She was also recently appointed as a Member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Experience

  • Successfully defending a motor vehicle claim by establishing the road conditions were such that there was no negligence found on the part of the insured driver.
  • Running multiple claims though the ACT Magistrates and Supreme Courts, NSW District and Supreme Courts as well as the NSW Court of Appeal.
  • Successfully defending a personal injuries claim where breach of duty of care was admitted. The defence was run on the basis that the claimant failed to prove injury, loss or damage.
  • Multiple successes with the Medical Assessment Service in challenging the claimants’ whole person impairment assessment through Reviews and Further Assessments.

Awards and recognition

Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
Leading Professional Indemnity Lawyers – Defendant (Australian Capital Territory) 2020-2021; Leading Compulsory Third Party Insurance – Defendant (Australian Capital Territory) 2021