Raisa advises insurers and their insureds in the sectors of financial institutions and professional services. She leads our Financial Lines practice in Queensland and is a member of our board.

Raisa has a depth of experience in professional indemnity and D&O (both coverage and defence), including acting for directors and officers in class actions, liquidator’s claims, and proceedings commenced by ASIC and the ACCC. She has a broad professional indemnity practice, focussing on accountants, tax agents, engineers and other design & construct professionals.

Her professional indemnity practice extends to the health sector, where she represents doctors, surgeons, pharmacists and allied health professionals in defence of claims and disciplinary proceedings.

Raisa otherwise specialises in management liability (including regulatory investigations and statutory cover) and environmental impairment liability (EIL) insurance. Raisa regularly advises on EIL coverage issues.

As an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation (qualified NSW, 2011), Raisa provides technical and commercial insurance advice. But it is her personable and adaptable approach which sets her apart, cutting through complex claims to achieve practical results.

A regular publisher and speaker, Raisa is recognised by clients and colleagues for her legal and commercial skills. She was named Insurance Business Young Gun of the Year in 2014. She is recognised in the 2016 to 2022 editions of the Doyle’s Guide as a recommended or leading lawyer in Professional Indemnity for Queensland. Raisa has also been recognised as a leading lawyer in Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Litigation in The Best Lawyers in Australia (2021 to 2023), and as a 5-Star Insurance Lawyer by Insurance Business Australia (2021).

Professional Indemnity

  • Advising on professional indemnity claims and acting as defence counsel on professional negligence claims against construction professionals, valuers and financial professionals, such as accountants, financial planners, mortgage brokers and stockbrokers.
  • Representing doctors, surgeons, pharmacists and allied health professionals in defence of claims and disciplinary proceedings.

Directors + Officers

  • Defending claims against directors and officers in the Federal Court of Australia, including class actions and liquidator’s claims.
  • Indemnity advice under management liability policies, including in claims by SMEs, law firms and local government authorities.

Regulatory + Investigations

  • Assisting companies and directors/officers to respond to investigative and other notices issued by ASIC and the ACCC, including representing them at examinations and interviews, and negotiating letters of comfort and undertakings.
  • Acting for the owner of a quarry in the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry, in which the quarry was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Environmental Liability

  • Representing insureds in prosecutions brought by the NSW Environment Protection Authority and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
  • Advising insurers on the operation of environmental liability policies and assisting them to implement remediation and monitoring programs in consultation with State EPA agencies.
Areas of Expertise
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Environmental Liability
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions
  • Management Liability
  • Professional Liability

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions + Services
  • Industrial + Commercial Property
  • Professions + Business Services
  • Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of Queensland
  • Women in Insurance
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
  • Young Insurance Professionals