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Lucinda Lyons

Head of Insurance, Australia

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Lucinda Lyons

Head of Insurance, Australia

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Lucinda Lyons

Head of Insurance, Australia

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Lucinda is a trusted advisor to clients including major Australian and Foreign/European insurers and reinsurers, insurance brokers, insureds and corporations. She also has close ties to the European market.

Both local and international insurers have appointed Lucinda as their lawyer of choice to handle catastrophic claims including the seminal decision of the High Court on causation in Adeels Palace v Moubarak. The decision is the leading authority on causation across all lines of business. Lucinda focused the evidence on the issue of causation from the outset of her retainer.

As an accredited specialist in personal injury, Lucinda's experience extends to providing coverage, defence, strategic and commercial advice, and preparing and conducting criminal and civil litigation.

Lucinda has significant expertise in providing advice on claims involving defective products and product recall, with a particular focus on medical device product liability and mass tort litigation.

At all times, Lucinda's focus is to endeavour to resolve claims at the earliest possible time. Where claims can't be resolved, Lucinda's strategy is to ensure that the best protection is obtained.

Lucinda was recognised in Doyles Guide 2020 NSW rankings as one of only four pre-eminent lawyers in Public & Product Liability.

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Experience

Public Liability

  • Acting on behalf of an occupier of licenced premises in relation to a claim involving the shooting of patrons. The High Court of Australia held that the licenced premises were not liable on a causation basis and judgment was entered in favour of the licenced premises with costs. This case is Australia's leading authority on causation.
  • Acting on behalf of an abattoir in proceedings commenced by a Plaintiff in the Supreme Court of NSW arising as a result of a traumatic amputation of his upper limb in a drain pipe, which was inadequately guarded.
  • Acting on behalf of a mining engineering company in relation to a worksite incident resulting in a fatality, including defending the company in a prosecution brought by the NSW Department of Trade & Investment together with nervous shock and compensation to relatives proceedings.

Product Liability

  • Acting for a herbicide company arising out of the supply of a defective product.

Professional Indemnity

  • Acting on behalf of the professional indemnity insurer of a body corporate in substantive Supreme Court litigation concerning allegations of a failure to administer its obligations.
  • Advising a mortgage indemnity underwriter in relation to claims arising out of a major collapse of a financial services company.
  • Acting for the professional indemnity insurer for an accountant in relation to advice concerning tax liability on shares and options.

Property

  • Acting on behalf of an insurer in relation to the destruction of property and advising on issues of non disclosure.

Accident and Health

  • Providing coverage advice to an underwriter in relation to a claim for benefits, under an Accident & Health Policy, arising from tetraplegia injuries suffered by a Policy Holder after he dived into shallow water.

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Expertise

Lucinda is a respected leader and specialist in public and products liability claims and has noted experience in property, professional indemnity, accident and health claims.

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