Hannah Hughes is an associate in our Insurance & Health team, having joined the Hobart office in 2016.
‘I really enjoy working at Barry.Nilsson. because of the people I work with. This includes not just my colleagues and clients who I have developed relationships with, but also employers from a range of industries, investigators and medical experts. I like working with my clients because they are experienced and knowledgeable, keen on strategizing tactics (as am I) and are always happy to chat about a claim, no matter how many times we may have already spoken that day. This experience encourages a great working environment to enable us both to achieve commercial resolutions as early as possible.’
Hannah acts for a mix of insurer and insured clients. Her core area of expertise is personal injury law, including:
- Workers' compensation
- Workplace prosecutions
- General personal injury matters
- Fatal accidents
- Property damage
Hannah also assists, in an agency role, in debt recovery matters.
‘Workers' compensation is my passion. I love the hands on investigative work that these claims require, as well as the technical medical issues that frequently arise and enable me to sink my teeth into a detailed analysis of the causal chain. That said, I also enjoy working on non-workers compensation matters, as no two claims are ever the same and there are always a number of different issues arising, requiring creative solutions and ‘thinking outside of the box’.’
Hannah has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She is a committee member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), and a member of Tasmanian Women Lawyers.
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