Celia has over 20 years’ experience handling complex directors and officers and professional indemnity claims and insurance coverage disputes, on behalf of insurers. Celia regularly represents corporate entities, directors and officers in disputes, litigation, regulatory investigations, and Royal Commissions. She has experience in Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) investigations and proceedings, including arising out of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and alleged breach of criminal and civil penalty provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Celia represents professionals (such as accountants, trustees, fund managers, mortgage brokers, architects, solicitors, directors, amongst others) in a wide range of litigated and un-litigated claims and investigations by regulatory authorities and professional bodies. She also advises insurers (primary and excess layers) in associated claims under D&O and professional indemnity and management liability policies in civil litigation and disciplinary matters.
Celia is trusted by her insurer clients to provide strategic and commercial advice in connection with the defence and resolution of claims and in coverage disputes.