Hannah Hughes is a senior 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.
Recent snippets from the Tasmanian Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal
24 Feb 2020
The undoing of a hug
20 Nov 2019
Worker establishes factual issues for common law claim by the employer’s acceptance of his workers compensation claim
20 Nov 2019
Is administrative action ‘reasonable’ just because you have acted in accordance with your own policies and procedures? Not necessarily
20 Aug 2019