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Kim Ebbeck

Partner

Newcastle

+61 2 4911 5448 +61 498 740 655

Kim specialises in insurance law, predominantly practising in workers compensation and compulsory third party (CTP) claims. She is highly valued by her insurer clients for her strategic management of litigated or complex claims.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Kim has extensive experience in acting for both WorkCover Scheme Agents and self-insured clients in defending workers compensation claims in the context of both statutory benefit and work injury damages disputes. She also advises corporate clients on the interplay between the operation of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW), the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW) and Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017 (NSW).

A skilled litigator, Kim has advised and represented workers compensation insurers in complex psychological injury cases and cases involving issues of causation of injury; advised and represented public liability insurers on indemnity, dual insurance and contractual issues in multi-party litigation and advised and represented insurers in numerous catastrophic CTP and liability claims, including brain damage, quadriplegic, paraplegic and multiple fatality litigation.

Kim has been involved in litigation in the Local Courts and District Courts of NSW, the Workers Compensation Commission, the Supreme Court of NSW, NSW Court of Appeal, District Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. She has led matters proceeding in the Claims Assessment Resolution Service (CARS) and has had drafted Applications and Replies on behalf of her clients in the Medical Assessment Service (MAS) – now the Dispute Resolution Service.

Kim provides sessional assistance to her clients’ claims teams, as well as delivering specific presentations and training on relevant topics. Kim was instrumental in providing training to a new claims team of a corporate client in the context of the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017 (NSW).

Admitted to practise in NSW and the High Court of Australia, Kim rejoined the firm to became an integral member of our insurance law team in 2017.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Kim represented a major insurer in what is believed to be one of the first liability disputes to proceed via the Dispute Resolution Service.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 1998, College of Law

Specialist Accreditations

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Hunter Business Chamber