Tanya Smart


Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA



Tanya is an insurance specialist and an Accredited Specialist in personal injury. For 24 years, she has worked with insurers and self-insured corporations to resolve CTP and public liability claims, including major and catastrophic claims. Her clients include IAG and Allianz.

Tanya has defended claims involving complex insurance indemnity issues, dual insurance, nervous shock, compensation to relatives' claims, multi-defendant matters with cross-claims, detailed quantum calculations, and administrative law challenges to decisions of Assessors of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority. Tanya has deepened her knowledge of administrative law through her pro bono practice in judicial review of decisions of tribunals of the Federal Government concerning asylum seekers.

Tanya has defended cases related to accidents which have occurred in most states and territories within Australia as well as in the UK, requiring knowledge of the damages regimes in those jurisdictions.

She has acted as an advocate at numerous assessment conferences conducted by Assessors of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority.

Awards and recognition

Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020
Compulsory Third Party Insurance Lawyers – Defendant (New South Wales)

Professional Membership

  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Member, Women In Insurance

Latest thinking

Statutory Insurance | 24 Jan 2017

Statutory insurance NSW/ACT 2016 in review

The objective test for contributory negligence. What is reasonable to invest in the reasonable person?