Common Law

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Carolyn Coventry Carolyn was called to the bar in 2020. Prior to joining the bar, Carolyn worked for a number of boutique, national and international law firms practising in the area of insurance litigation.  She has extensive experience acting for defendants and insurers in public and product liability claims (both personal injury and property damage), professional negligence matters (particularly involving building professionals), intentional tort claims, strata disputes, coverage disputes and claims for dual insurance.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Insurance & Professional Indemnity Law Common Law Public Liability Professional Liability Building & Construction Strata Law [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Master of Laws – University of Melbourne Bachelor of Arts / Law (First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law) – University of Technology, Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – University of Technology, Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers, Special Counsel - April 2018 to August 2020 Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Special Counsel / Senior Associate - August 2014 to April 2018 Vardanega Roberts, Partner / Senior Associate - March 2012 to July 2014 DLA Piper, Senior Associate - November 2010 to March 2012 Moroney Lawyers, Senior Associate / Lawyer - March 2002 to November 2010[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_column_text] Selected Cases As a solictor: Acting for an insurer in the Federal Court proceedings commenced by Icon Co (NSW) Pty Limited in relation to a coverage dispute in relation to the defects in Opal Tower: Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Australian Branch trading as Liberty Specialty Markets [2020] FCA 1493 Acting for an Owners Corporation in an expedited matter in the Supreme Court of NSW involving an alleged breach of contract relating to the termination of a caretaker agreement Defending a personal injury claim made under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) against an alleged supplier of a defective product.  That claim was successfully defended to the High Court (where special leave was refused) and the case is a leading authority on the meaning of “supply”: Spittles v Michael’s Appliance Services Pty Limited [2008] NSWCA 76 Applications in the Supreme Court and New South Wales Court of Appeal for costs orders against non-parties to the proceedings: Rickard Constructions Pty Limited v Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Limited & Ors [2008] NSWCA 283. An appeal considering the primary and secondary limitation periods in sections 18 and 60C of the Limitation Act 1969 (NSW): Turagadamudamu v PMP Limited [2009] NSWCA 120 Acting for a local council in defence of a claim by a cyclist who fell off his road bicycle when it struck a defect in the roadway and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, involving defences based on the public authority, obvious risk and dangerous recreational provisions of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) Acting for a principal contractor in relation to a property damage claim brought in nuisance and negligence in respect of alleged failures to control sediment and stormwater discharges from a work site during heavy rainfall events Acting for the principal contractor in a catastrophic injury claim in which the plaintiff was injured during the demolition of a bridge and advising on a dual insurance claim made by the demolition contractor [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tanya Harris-Roxas Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Common Law Corporations Law Insurance & Professional Indemnity [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications B.SC/LLB, UTS[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience September 2017 – April 2018 – Special Counsel, Clyde & Co June 2015 – March 2017 – Senior Associate, McCabes July 2012 – May 2015 – Senior Associate, Kennedys Lawyers October 2011 – July 2012 – Senior Associate, Wotton + Kearney July 2009 – October 2011 – Associate (Insurance Litigation), Hicksons October 2007 – October 2008 – Private Consultant, Retained by the National Heart Foundation, Healthy by Design project October 2003 – December 2007 – Senior Lawyer (Insurance Litigation), Sparke Helmore April 2002 – October 2003 – Lawyer (Insurance Litigation), PriceWaterhouseCoopers Legal December 2000 – April 2002 – Lawyers (Insurance Litigation), McMahons National Lawyers [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Karen Kumar Areas of Practice Common Law Disciplinary Proceedings Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications LLB (Hons), Sydney University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, ANU Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Sydney University[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional Experience 2019 - present: Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers 2011 - 2019: Partner, Hicksons Lawyers 2008 - 2011: Senior Associate, Sparke Helmore 2007 - 2008: Senior Claims Specialist, Chubb Insurance 2001 - 2007: Solicitor, MDA National Insurance 1998 - 2001: Solicitor, Blake Dawson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Joshua Raftery Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Common Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Laws, Bond University[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Lawyer – Moray & Agnew Lawyers (2008 – 2012) Senior Associate – Kennedys (2012 – 2014)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nicholas Simone Nicholas was called to the bar in 2020. Nicholas accepts briefs in all areas of law, but practises principally in insurance, commercial and professional negligence litigation.  Nicholas regularly appears in all NSW and Federal courts and tribunals, both led and unled. Prior to coming to the bar, Nicholas was the associate to Judge Hatzistergos AM of the District Court of NSW and then practised as a solicitor at a national firm with a leading insurance practice. Nicholas has experience acting for defendants and plaintiffs in professional negligence (accounting & financial, building & construction and health professionals), catastrophic property damage, commercial, building & construction and insurance coverage disputes.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Building & Construction Commercial Law Common Law Disciplinary Proceedings Equity Insurance & Professional Indemnity Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Professional Liability including medical negligence and director's and officer's liability [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Master of Laws, The University of Sydney, ongoing Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, 2015 Bachelor of Arts/Laws, The University of Sydney, 2014[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, 2016 –2020 Associate to Judge Hatzistergos AM, District Court of New South Wales, 2015 – 2016[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association Australian Insurance Law Association Claims Discussion Group[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_column_text] Selected Cases As a solictor: Acted for a building subcontractor in a breach of contract claim relating to waterproofing works in a residential development, at both first instance and on appeal: Sand Ground Engineering Pty Ltd v Super Render Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 458 Acted for receivers in relation to an application for summary dismissal of proceedings relating to historical allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, knowing assistance and breach of confidence: Salmon v Albarran & Ors [2019] NSWSC 243 Acted for multiple insurers and property owners in multiple Supreme Court of NSW recovery proceedings in relation to catastrophic property damage within the community of Tathra following a bushfire which ignited following a tree falling onto power lines: Creary & Ors v Essential Energy; Tathra Beach Motor Village Pty Ltd & Ors v Essential Energy; Harris & Ors v Essential Energy; Rowland & Ors v Essential Energy Acted for a Lloyds of London syndicate in the Insurance List of the Federal Court in relation to an indemnity dispute as to the reasonableness of an insured’s prior settlement of proceedings without the insurer’s consent: Daracon Contractors v Argo Syndicate 1200 At Lloyd’s & Ors Acted for electrical engineers in Supreme Court of NSW proceedings, relating to allegations of negligent design and commissioning works following an electrical fire: Global Switch Pty Ltd v Keith Crampton & Ors Acted for an insurer and a property owner in Supreme Court of NSW recovery proceedings which ran alongside representative proceedings and which related to catastrophic property damage following a bushfire which ignited at a rural windfarm: Richard Graham & Anor v Infigen Energy Pty Ltd Acted for a developer in defence of Supreme Court of NSW recovery proceeding brought by a home warranty insurer in relation to alleged construction defects in several residential developments: AAI Limited t/as Vero Insurance v Nassif Nahas & Anor Acted for a council authority in defence of personal injury proceedings in the District Court of NSW relating to the installation of temporary footpath coverings: Susan Abela v City of Sydney Council Acted for an officer of a company in relation to allegations she operated as a de facto director and allegations of insolvent trading: In the matter of Swan Services Pty Limited (in liquidation) [2016] NSWSC 1724 Acted for liquidators in an interlocutory dispute relating to assertions of client legal privilege in documents sought by notices to produce: Hastie Group Ltd (in liq) v. Moore & Ors [2016] NSWSC 1315 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Georgina Wright Areas of Practice Administrative Law Criminal Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications 2005 – Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford 1999 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1), University of Sydney 1997 – Bachelor of Arts (French), University of Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2003 – Avocat, Paris Bar (France) 2000 – Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Administrative Law Section, NSW Bar Association Member, French Australian Lawyers Society[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_id="hide" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_id="hide" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...