Christy advises on professional indemnity and directors and officers claims. She mainly advises professionals from the construction and financial services sectors and also advises on coverage issues and acts for insurers in indemnity disputes.

She has appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the County Court of Victoria, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Earlier in her career Christy was a judge’s associate in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

From 2017 – 2019 Christy worked in the Global Professional & Financial Lines team of our Legalign Global partner, DAC Beachcroft in London.

Construction + Infrastructure

  • Defending a claim for $3.2 million of defects on behalf of the builder of a large resort apartment complex. The case involved allegations relating to 35 categories of building defects and complex questions about the operation of domestic building legislation.
  • Acting for a structural engineer in relation to over 100 foundation movement claims for a large residential development.
  • Defending a claim against a private building inspector for fraudulent misrepresentations regarding fire safety in the High Court of Justice in Manchester, England.

Professional Indemnity

  • Acting for a building surveyor in respect of a personal injury matter, where the plaintiff suffered catastrophic injuries arising out of an alleged failure to properly inspect building works.
  • Acting for an auditor of a failed managed investment scheme in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Acting for an architect in a domestic building claim involving over 600 alleged defects and complex causation issues.
Areas of Expertise
  • Community + Pro Bono
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Management Liability
  • Professional Liability

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Energy, Mining + Power
  • Financial Institutions + Services
  • Industrial + Commercial Property
  • Professions + Business Services

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers
  • Women in Insurance