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Karen Jones


About Karen

Karen has specialised in commercial litigation and insurance law since 2001, and leads W+K’s health practice. Her core area of expertise is general liability with specialities in personal injury and medical malpractice, as well as professional indemnity.

With a focus on early commercial resolution, Karen runs a dynamic practice in which she manages a large volume of claims and adopts a range of investigative and defensive techniques to minimise insurers’ exposure across industry. Karen is a regular author and commentator on the impact of emerging medical technologies on the insurance and legislative sector and is also a member of the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee.

Karen has developed a reputation in the market for her unique insights and collaborative approach to resolving highly complex claims for the benefit of all parties involved.

Karen leads a large team of lawyers and is dedicated to mentoring and teaching staff.

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Liability/Recovery
  • Coverage (stand alone)
  • Healthcare Professional Liability (Med Mal)
  • Professional Indemnity

Industry Representation

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Retail
  • Sports, Leisure & Entertainment
  • Professions & Business Services

Karen's Experience

  • Defending claims against a bank for psychiatric injuries suffered to customers during an armed hold up.
  • Defending claims against various builders for catastrophic injuries suffered at construction sites.
  • Defending claims against a lift company for personal injuries suffered to passengers resulting from allegedly faulty maintenance and repair.
  • Acting for a solarium operator in a claim for damages for melanoma said to have been caused by use of the solarium.
  • Defending the occupier of commercial premises against property damage claims arising out of fires originating in the premises.
  • Defending a leading supermarket chain and other leading Australian retailers against many and varied personal injury claims, ranging from “slip and trip” matters to significant damages claims litigated in the Supreme Court.
  • Acting for a leading healthcare provider in defence of various claims made by its independent contractors.
  • Acting for a leading hotel chain in defence of its personal injury claims.