Stephanie Driscoll

Partner

Qualifications: LLB

Industries

Practices

Stephanie has over 15 years' experience in representing employers, insurers and self-insured corporations in the management and defence of a range of claims including intentional torts, property damage, pure economic loss and statutory classes of insurance.

She has the day-to-day conduct of many matters and appears in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services and the District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia. Stephanie is a strong proponent of early intervention and alternative dispute resolution.

 

Experience

  • Stephanie has practised in both Western Australia and Victoria. She acts for and advises both insurers and self-insurers in the management and resolution of workers’ compensation claims.
  • Stephanie regularly appears in the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Services of Western Australia and has successfully defended and pursued a range of applications.
  • Stephanie recently successfully pursued a section 60 application through the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service on the basis of an existence of a genuine dispute for non compliance with rehabilitation and also succeeded in obtaining a significant order for recovery of weekly payments.
  • Stephanie was also involved in Ethnic Interpreters and Translators Pty Ltd v Sabri-Matanagh [2015] WASCA 186.

Professional Membership

  • Women Lawyers of Western Australia
  • Australian Insurance Lawyers Association

Latest thinking

Thinking | 17 Sep 2019

No negligence in tragic accident

The District Court has recently dismissed a claim arising from serious injuries sustained in a fall from a roof, finding that the occupier had no duty of care to warn of an obvious risk of harm...