EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Vanessa has acted for a number of professionals both in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of NSW and in various Tribunals. Her experience has included acting for licensees and financial advisers, mortgage brokers, auditors, accountants, lawyers and architects.
She has also provided coverage advice in relation to enforceable undertakings provided by licensees to the corporate regulator, and acted for licensees in Australian Financial Complaints Authority (‘AFCA’), including managing multiple complaints arising from an enforceable undertaking.
Vanessa’s experience includes advising insurers on coverage issues in professional indemnity, D&O, management liability and crime disputes.
Vanessa’s eye for detail, coupled with her ability to quickly identify the key issues in a dispute and formulate an effective strategy for the management or early resolution of a matter, is praised by clients.
Since the establishment of AFCA, Vanessa has worked tirelessly with licensees to achieve commercial and cost-effective outcomes. Her collaborative approach to managing these disputes has resulted in a number of favourable outcomes. Amongst her colleagues, Vanessa is regarded as the go to person for AFCA disputes.
Vanessa has saved her clients’ substantial legal fees through the early resolution of disputes and the negotiation of favourable settlements.