Emma Pilkington is a senior associate in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Adelaide office.
Emma advises on a wide range of insurance matters, including:
- Public liability
- Professional indemnity
- Compulsory third party (CTP)
- Medical negligence.
Emma's liability experience extends to catastrophic personal injury claims involving severe brain injury, birthing injuries and fatalities and abuse claims. Her financial lines experience extends to professional indemnity claims on behalf of engineers, building surveyors, accountants, real estate agents, solicitors, financial planners and health professionals.
Emma has also managed several health and safety cases, including a number that dealt with complex issues relating to the Dust Diseases Act 2005 (SA). In addition, she has been involved in investigations into mining incidents involving both fatalities and serious injuries. She has also provided training to clients in the mining industry on how to interact with SafeWork SA.
‘I enjoy working on insurance matters because the matters are diverse. I’ve worked cases covering issues such property damage, business interruption, personal injury, abuse and professional indemnity. Insurance clients tend to be very knowledgeable and commercially oriented so I find working with them to achieve the best possible outcome particularly rewarding.’
In addition to Emma's varied insurance practice, she occasionally assists with commercial matters, covering a broad array of issues such as property, bankruptcy, insolvency, employment, consumer protection and debt recovery.
Emma has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business). She is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) and the Law Society of South Australia.
New South Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules
23 Apr 2020
Assessing damages in an MVA claim – psychological injuries in a social media world
03 Mar 2020
Investing in Laundries – what happens when the spin cycle goes down the drain? Why specific notice of a claim is important.
12 Jun 2019
Proportionate liability: a case in point
29 Sep 2017