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Maja Visic

Senior Associate

Brisbane

+61 7 3225 5954

With a specialised focus in compulsory third party claims, and occasional public liability, Maja has significant experience acting on behalf of major Australian private and government CTP insurers in personal injury claims.

Experience & Expertise

Maja regularly advises clients on wide range of complex indemnity, liability and quantum issues, and manages claims in order to achieve commercially beneficial outcomes. Maja’s current personal injuries practice involves a range of responsibilities, including investigating and managing claims through to attending compulsory conferences, mediations, and trials.

Maja’s ability to build positive working relationships allows her to work closely with clients with a focus on attaining practical results from either formal litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Provided advise to the CTP insurers on a number of nervous shock and dependency claims, including claims made by overseas claimants
  • Represented the CTP insurers on a number of successful applications before the District Court of Queensland to withhold material from disclosure due to a reasonable suspicion of fraud
  • Represented the self-insured in Price v Southern Cross Television (TNT9) Pty Ltd which involved a plaintiff who sustained injuries after jumping off a cliff on the Tasmanian coast. The defendant successfully utilised the ‘obvious risk’ and ‘dangerous recreational activity’ defences available under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (TAS) as well as the defence of voluntary assumption of risk.
  • Represented the CTP insurer in Gibb v AAI Limited in respect of a successful striking out application for want of prosecution at the Toowoomba District Court. This related to the self-acting plaintiff failing to provide a statement of loss and damage in accordance with the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (QLD).
  • Represented the CTP insurer in relation to number of applications that dealt with the independent costs assessment
  • Represented the public liability insurers in various matters involving resolutions on ‘walk away’ basis with each party agreeing to bear their own costs.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, 2012, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), 2012, Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2013, Queensland University of Technology

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Women in Insurance
  • Young Insurance Professionals