Cindy is an experienced insurance lawyer who has practised almost exclusively in common law litigation throughout her career. She advises on a broad range of insurance claims and has a particular focus on public liability, professional indemnity and institutional abuse.

Cindy is client-focused. She works collaboratively with commercial insurers, government insurers and agencies, and self-insured organisations to understand their interests, problem solve their legal issues, and develop a claim strategy that meets their needs.

While her focus is typically on delivering the best outcome for her clients without the need for litigation, Cindy is a keen advocate and routinely appears in the ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court, NSW Supreme Court and NSW District Court.

  • Advising and acting for religious, not-for-profit and other charitable organisations in historic institutional abuse personal injury claims arising in the ACT, NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
  • Acting for a community organisation in the ACT in an inquest into the death of an infant, which occurred on its site.
  • Acting for a government agency in a personal injury claim arising from alleged false detention.
  • Acting for five ACT police officers separately represented in an inquest into the death of an individual who was shot dead while regarded to be in custody.
  • Acting for insured para healthcare professionals in personal injury claims arising from alleged professional negligence, including in complaints made to the ACT Human Rights Commission.
  • Acting for the importer of a chair in a personal injury claim brought against it following an incident at a cafĂ© in which the chair broke.
  • Acting for an insured in a significant property damage claim arising from allegations of water damage during building works involving multiple contractors.
Areas of Expertise
  • Legacy, Sensitive + Complex Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability + Recall
  • Professional Liability

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing + Consumer Goods
  • Professions + Business Services
  • Public Sector + Education
  • Retail + Labour Hire

Professional Affiliations
  • Law Society of the ACT (Chair of Young Lawyers Committee 2014 – 2015, Vice Chair 2013 – 2014, Committee Member 2012 – 2013)
  • Women Lawyers Association of the ACT
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Young Insurance Professionals