Belinda is the Head of General Liability. She assists local and international insurers and Lloyd’s of London syndicates in many high-profile public and product liability and recall, general liability and property damage claims across a wide range of industries. She has earned an enviable reputation for her technical excellence and her collaborative and flexible approach to resolving claims.

Belinda regularly assists insurers and their corporate customers to defend and manage urgent and sensitive crises, particularly those involving food products, as well as assisting with catastrophic injury, institutional abuse claims and coronial inquiries.

Belinda has been recognised by clients and colleagues in Best Lawyers Australia and Doyles Guide for insurance law and as a leading public liability lawyer for many years running.

Product Liability + Recall

  • Defending public liability claims ranging from small claims to catastrophic injuries and property damage for insureds, such as residential and commercial occupiers, construction site contractors, roads and statutory authorities, recreational services providers, and voluntary and not-for-profit associations.
  • Defending manufacturers and suppliers in product liability injury and property damage claims involving animal feed, consumable products and ingredients, paint products, recreational equipment, electrical products, tyres and mechanical componentry. These claims involve the interaction between the Trade Practices Act/Australian Consumer Law and Civil Liability Act and often include advising on recovery prospects against foreign manufacturers.
  • Conducting product recalls and contaminated products claims, and advising insurers when there has been accidental contamination or malicious product tampering with food and beverage products, and mislabelling claims.

Personal Injury

  • Defending hotels, clubs, security providers, theatre and restaurant operators against personal injury and property damage claims, including fire damage and assault claims.

Workers Liability

  • Defending workers compensation recovery actions under section 151Z of the Workers Compensation Act.

Property Damage

  • Acting in defence of vibration damage and subsidence claims involving multiple residential and commercial property owners.
Areas of Expertise
  • Fidelity + Crime
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions
  • Legacy, Sensitive + Complex Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability + Recall
  • Property Damage

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing + Consumer Goods
  • Retail + Labour Hire
  • Sports, Leisure + Entertainment

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • NSW Claims Discussion Group
  • Women in Insurance