Tanya Smart

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA



Tanya is an insurance specialist and an Accredited Specialist in personal injury.  For close to 20 years, she has worked with insurers and self-insured corporations to resolve CTP and public liability claims, including major claims. Tanya works primarily with insurers providing CTP insurance to NSW motorists.  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 the Motor Accident Assessment Service (both MAS and CARS).

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 Claims Assessment and Resolution Service of the Motor Accident Assessment Service.

Latest thinking

Thinking | 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?