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Lily Sher

Special Counsel

Sydney

+61 2 9234 4561

Lily has over 13 years’ experience in personal injury law. Since 2010, she has specialised in advising insurer in relation to NSW Compulsory Third Party claims. Lily is strategic litigator and is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

She has practised across a number of areas of insurance litigation including compulsory third party (CTP) in both NSW and the ACT, public liability, professional indemnity and workers compensation. Her experience includes advising on and conducting litigation on behalf of various major Australian insurers as well as numerous major self-insurers in the corporate, educational and government sectors.

Lily now specialises in managing NSW CTP claims. Her work in this area involves defending both complex and general claims, regularly appearing as solicitor advocate in CARS hearings and conducting litigated matters before the NSW Supreme and District Courts.

She has extensive experience in preparing CARS, MAS and DRS submissions and has often utilised her extensive understanding of the relevant Guidelines in overturning unfavourable MAS decision.

She is highly regarded by her clients for her skills as a strategic litigator and sound negotiator with a strong commitment to achieving pragmatic, commercially sound outcomes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Advised on all aspects of compulsory third party claims, including fraudulent claims following staged accidents, dual insurance, s151Z of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) and matters involving cross jurisdictional issues
  • Instrumental in successfully defending a claim brought against the police arising from a police pursuit in matter of Jausnik v Nominal Defendant (No 5) [2016] ACTSC 306 (18 October 2016). The case involved complex cross jurisdictional issues, statutory contribution, choice of law issues and breach of duty of care. The case attracted significant interest and required sensitivity with respect to both protecting the reputation of the NSW Police and officers involved.
  • Acted on behalf of CTP insurers and successfully negotiated concessions of dual insurance from a workers compensation insurer
  • More recently, successfully advised a CTP insurer in respect of successful defence of a claim by the plaintiff for significant damages. The case involved significant credibility issues, locating critical witnesses and extensive investigation regarding the plaintiff’s pre-accident history. Advised the client on the use of an early Offer of Compromise resulting in an indemnity costs order as against the plaintiff.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, 2005, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 2003, Macquarie University

Specialist Accreditations

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, 2018

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory