EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Stephanie is a Partner in Moray & Agnew’s general insurance team having joined the firm in in 2016.
She has experience in litigation undertaken in the Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia.
Stephanie regularly acts for and advises insurers and other corporate clients in claims involving construction disputes, building and design defects, defective mechanical works and property damage. She has extensive experience in utilising alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and informal settlement conferences, to resolve claims prior to hearing. Stephanie also has experience in dust diseases claims.
Some major matters include
- Acted for an insurer in a subrogated recovery claim involving the destruction of the insured’s home as the result of a fire. Successfully recovered the full amount of the insured losses and costs prior to hearing.
- Acted for a developer and property owner, on instructions from their insurer, to conduct their defence of a claim by neighbouring property owners for damage to their premises caused by the weakening and removal of building foundations. The proceedings were resolved based on a contribution by the developer and property owner of approximately 1%.
- Acted for an insurer in a subrogated recovery claim involving damage to the insured’s residential premises as the result of impact damage from a truck. Notwithstanding the defendant’s denial of liability, Stephanie successfully recovered the full amount of the losses (plus interest thereon) and indemnity costs following a determined hearing.
- Acted for a mechanic to defend a claim involving fire damage to a motor vehicle allegedly caused by deficiencies in the servicing of the LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) system of the vehicle. By obtaining compelling lay and expert evidence to dispute the plaintiff’s allegations as to the cause of the fire, Stephanie persuaded the plaintiff to abandon its claim prior to the hearing and make a payment in reimbursement of client’s costs.