With an emphasis on professional liability and financial institutions, Janette acts for corporations as well as directors and officers in securities claims and class actions, regulatory investigations, civil penalty proceedings pursued by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and criminal prosecutions arising from alleged misconduct in financial markets. She is a regular speaker on the topic of director and officer liability and class actions at conferences in Australia, Asia and the UK.
Janette also represents a wide range of professionals (including accountants, auditors, financial planners, fund managers, IT professionals, solicitors and trustees) defending claims of professional negligence, breach of contract and breach of statutory duties. She has a strong interest in defamation/ reputation management and has acted in complex matters involving cross-border digital publications involving primary and secondary publishers.
On the pure insurance side of her expertise, she advises clients on coverage in respect of all forms of commercial insurance and reinsurance, and recently successfully conducted one of the few litigated reinsurance disputes in Australia that was heard by the New South Wales Court of Appeal.
Janette is a core member of the firm's resilience team. The team delivers solutions to clients with the aim of building organisational resilience.
She is recognised as a leading litigation lawyer by the Best Lawyers in Australia, 2019-2021.