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