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April Campbell

Special Counsel

Sydney

+61 2 9234 4542

April has extensive experience in litigation, with a particular focus on defending professionals in civil actions and disciplinary processes. April’s breadth of legal knowledge and her ability to quickly identify the critical issues often results in the early resolution of claims.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

April has over 17 years’ experience in acting in both large scale litigation and small claims for a wide range of professionals, including barristers, solicitors, health industry professionals, accountants, real estate agents, strata and property managers and engineers. The claims in which April has acted include defamation and cyber. April also acts for professionals in investigations by regulatory authorities and professional bodies.

April’s experience extends to acting for directors and officers and financial institutions, defending public and product liability claims and for property insurers in recovery claims.

April advises insurers in respect of policy interpretation and coverage issues.

April completed a secondment in the financial lines section of a major insurer.

April’s eye for detail, her thorough knowledge of the law relevant to her practice areas, as well as legal procedure and developments, provides her clients with a strategic advantage in the management and early resolution of claims. April is appreciated for her guidance and support to insureds through the stressful process of being the subject of a claim or investigation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

April’s successful defence of claims includes acting for a property manager where the claim was dismissed at trial: Gladio Pty Ltd v Buckworth [2015] NSWSC 922. 

The early resolution of claims has saved April’s clients substantial legal fees. In a multi-party Supreme Court action where the plaintiff was seeking in excess of $10 million in damages, April achieved a settlement prior to the filing of her client’s defence.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2003, Queensland University of Technology
  • University Medal in Law
  • Highest Achievement by a Female Student in Law Prize
  • Highest Achievement by an External Student in Law Prize
  • Advanced Research and Legal Reasoning Prize
  • Civil Procedure and Evidence Prize
  • Equity and Trusts Prize

Memberships

  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Women in Insurance NSW