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Anne Varela

Senior Associate


+61 2 4911 5432

Anne is a highly experienced insurance lawyer, having represented insurer clients in compulsory third party (CTP), public liability and section 151Z recovery matters since 2008.

Experience & Expertise

Anne has handled a number of major and catastrophic matters involving claimants with severe brain injuries participating in the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme as well as matters that involve injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, significant brain damage and amputations.

Anne also regularly advises on claims which are heard in the Personal Injury Commission and the NSW District and Supreme Courts as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. She is skilled in drafting applications, replies and submissions, and has extensive knowledge of the legislative requirements and commercial considerations of insurance clients.

Anne regularly participates in informal settlement conferences and mediations and is always looking for the most efficient and suitable means of resolving claims and disputes.

In addition, Anne advises clients in connection with fraudulent and exaggerated claims, claims involving judicial review, and appeal matters in the NSW Court of Appeal.



  • Bachelor of Laws, 2006, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Communication, 2004, University of Newcastle


  • Law Society of NSW
  • Business Hunter