Shih-Lene has over 15 years’ international and national experience in the insurance industry. She specialises in public and products liability focusing on multi-party and complex personal injury, property damage and policy coverage.

Shih-Lene represents national insurers, London market underwriters, Third Party Administrators and national companies with large self-insured retentions. She has defended a range of PIPA claims including for principal contractors, subcontractors, sporting associations, shopping centre owners, security contractors and venue operators.

Having worked in-house at a leading London insurer, Shih-Lene is cognisant of her clients’ commercial needs and priorities. She focuses on providing clear and concise advice, accurate reserves and pragmatic resolution of claims.

  • Acting on behalf of a multinational construction company and its insurer in a claim for head injuries allegedly caused by concrete falling from a cracked ceiling.
  • Pursuing a recovery action on behalf of a principal contractor and its insurer for losses as a result of a house fire due to defective light dimmer units.
  • Acting for a demolition company and its insurer in multiple claims alleging vibration damage.
  • Defending a white goods manufacturer in a subrogated recovery related to a house fire allegedly caused by defective power control board.
Areas of Expertise
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability + Recall
  • Property Damage (Third Party)
  • Subrogated Recoveries

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Industrial + Commercial Property
  • Manufacturing + Consumer Goods

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Queensland Law Society