EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Yolanta’s practice includes the defence of:
- Actions brought against insureds by workers and by the Victorian WorkCover Authority, pursuant to the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic)
- Pupil injury claims ranging in nature from bullying, bodily injury to historical abuse
- Claims against property owner / managers, manufacturers, defence contractors, agricultural service providers, logistics providers, equipment hire companies and farmers.
As part of her hands-on approach to these categories of claims, Yolanta ensures she obtains a full understanding of the business of each insured and Government department in order to provide the client with the best possible defence strategy. Yolanta’s across-the-board experience in the above areas has allowed her to develop good working relationships with both plaintiff lawyers and statutory insurer lawyers, enabling early ADR opportunities.
Yolanta’s approach to litigated claims is meticulous and she is known for her careful consideration of the evidence and appraisal of likely outcomes. Her negotiation style is engaging and results driven.
Student injury claims highlights include:
Ranked as a Leading – Public & Product Lawyer (Defendant), Recommended Lawyer – Workers Compensation (Defendant) and Dust Diseases (Defendant) in Victoria by Doyle’s Guide 2020.