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Emily Payne

Special Counsel, Melbourne Direct: +61 3 9611 8847

Emily is a highly experience lawyer specialising in the intricacies of insurance and liability law across Western Australia and Victoria. Her diverse background includes roles as plaintiff and defendant solicitor, as well as claims consultant positions with global insurers and a prominent global brokerage.

Emily’s profound understanding of liability issues stems from her well-rounded experience working closely with all stakeholders involved in the claims process. She recognises the importance of addressing the unique needs and priorities of both insurers and insured clients, ensuring her advice is tailored to their specific requirements.

Her core experience in legal private practice has been defending personal injury claims, encompassing product and public liability as well as dealing with workers’ compensation and other recovery aspects. Her expertise extends to representing a wide range of both large and small insureds, including cleaning and security companies, national supermarket chains, and facilities maintenance organisations across diverse industries. Emily also has experience dealing with property damage and product recall claims as well as policy indemnity interpretation/advice.

Emily is dedicated to providing comprehensive and strategic solutions to her clients. She leverages her deep understanding of liability issues, combined with sharp analytical skills and attention to detail, to deliver exceptional outcomes in even the most complex and challenging cases.