Elizabeth O’Connor is a senior associate in our Insurance & Health team, having joined the Brisbane office in 2013. She has over 10 years experience in the insurance industry.
‘Barry.Nilsson. has a great culture; the partners are all very approachable and I enjoy working with such experienced lawyers.’
Elizabeth’s areas of expertise are:
- Public liability
- Product liability
Her experience includes:
- managing a diverse range of public and product liability claims
- managing multi-million dollar claims for significant personal injuries, including orthopaedic, psychiatric, burns, brain and spinal injuries
- Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 pre-proceedings and litigated claims, including interaction with the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994
- advising clients in relation to liability, quantum, indemnity and complex contractual indemnities, including recreational activity waivers.
Elizabeth also has experience in managing workers’ compensation claims.
Elizabeth’s clients include insurers of public authorities, construction and mining companies, recreational and sporting providers, and occupiers. The nature of this work results in her involvement in many complex multi-party claims.
‘I like that my clients are focussed on efficient resolution of claims. They are realistic about the risks associated with a matter, whilst still pushing for the best outcome. I am based in Brisbane and my practice is evolving to meet the needs of clients with an interstate presence.’
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Business, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Elizabeth has published and presented a number of papers, covering general litigation topics, case law and insurance specific issues.
Abuse claim refused on the basis of previous historical settlement
09 Dec 2019
Appeal fails for both employer and host employer in manual work injury case
24 May 2018
Mine operator solely liable for injuries to labour hire worker
20 Jul 2017
Whether a host employer owed a duty of care to prevent psychiatric injury
15 Mar 2017