Tanya Smart


Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA


Tanya is an insurance specialist and an Accredited Specialist in personal injury. For over 25 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 Members and medical Assessors of the Personal Injury Commission. 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 Members of the Personal Injury Commission.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2024
Recognised – Personal Injury Litigation
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020 and 2022
Compulsory Third Party Insurance Lawyers – Defendant (New South Wales)

Professional Membership

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

Latest thinking

Insurance | 16 Nov 2023

Can an e-bike be a motor vehicle?

In a recent Personal Injury Commission decision, Senior Member Williams determined that he could not be satisfied that the e-bike involved in the subject accident was a motor vehicle.