Cindy Ting is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Adelaide office.
She has worked as an insurance lawyer for nearly 20 years.
Cindy specialises in personal injury and compulsory third party (CTP) claims. During the course of her career, she has a number of motor vehicle, property damage and workers compensation cases that have involved particularly challenging issues, including joinder of/contribution sought from third parties, loss of dependency, inevitable accident and voluntary assumption of risk.
‘I like working on insurance matters because, as a lawyer, you are able to assist during the entire life of a claim. This process begins before proceedings are lodged, through the initiation of proceedings, the evidence-gathering stage, the informal negotiation process and, quite often, mediation. If necessary, I manage the claim through the trial process. Over the years, I have become very skilled at identifying the best time to resolve a claim. This is a very strategic decision and has been crucial in helping my clients achieve the best possible outcomes. There have only been a few matters that I haven’t been able to resolve via negotiation.’
Over the years, Cindy has also dealt with a number of fraudulent claims. This involved not only identifying potential fraud but balancing the likelihood of proving actual fraud during a trial against the commercial consequences of not being able to resolve the claim.
Cindy often runs seminars for clients and junior staff on CTP issues. She also regularly writes alerts for clients.
Cindy has a Bachelor of Laws. She is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) and the Law Society of South Australia. Cindy has been a member of the Accident Compensation Committee and Costs Committee of the Law Society of South Australia. In this role, she assisted in the preparation of submissions on possible changes to CTP and workers compensation legislation.