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Mary Kinna

Special Counsel, Sydney Direct: +61 2 8240 8040

Mary’s expertise spans both simple and complex public liability and property damage claims, including multi-party disputes across all New South Wales courts.

She defends construction companies, occupiers, owners’ corporations, cleaning companies, schools, property owners, and major corporate chains. She adeptly handles claims against these entities, leveraging her deep understanding of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). Mary has defended barristers in professional negligence claims and represented insurers in proceedings initiated under the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW).

Mary provides strategic advice to insurers and skilfully defends catastrophic injury claims. She also manages recovery claims by insurers against third parties, offers nuanced guidance on policy construction and interpretation, and advocates for life insurance companies in policy claims by insureds across various life insurance products.

Mary stays abreast of court developments impacting her practice and remains attuned to social issues that may affect her clients. As an active member of the Property & Liability Discussion Group, she fosters connections through networking forums such as the NSW Claims Discussion Group and AILA.



Articles and Presentations:

Presentation to clients on Obvious Risks and where to find them – July 2020

Presentation to clients on the effective use of expert witnesses – March 2023