Megan Daniel is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Brisbane office.
With over 20 years’ insurance litigation experience, Megan specialises in:
- general liability
- product liability
- property damage
- coverage issues
An area of speciality for Megan is complex personal injury claims made under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, often interacting with the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 or the Civil Liability Act 2003. She advises on matters involving catastrophic injuries, dependency claims, injuries to persons occurring overseas, injuries to minors, assault, sexual assault and historical sexual abuse. She also acts in subrogated property damage recovery claims, including multimillion dollar fire and water damage claims.
Additionally Megan is experienced at managing high profile cases which have attracted media attention, or have the potential to damage a client’s business reputation.
Megan’s clients include corporations and local and international insurers, including London-based underwriters. She is skilled at managing the differing requirements of all stakeholders, and partners with clients to develop strategies to ensure the ultimate outcome benefits all. During her career Megan also spent two years in-house at an international insurer. This experience aided her successful approach to claims management.
"I was drawn to insurance law by the diversity of issues that insurance litigators are exposed to and the need to constantly develop technical knowledge in other industries. I always ensure I understand my client’s business operations and objectives and I appreciate that the outcome my clients are seeking will not always be the same."
Megan has been recognised in the 2016 to 2022 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia for Insurance Law. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA).
Commencement of further QLD Government legislative reforms for abuse victims
19 Feb 2020
Commencement of Qld laws on the liability of institutions for child abuse
19 Feb 2020
Chemical drift from herbicide spray on neighbouring property results in $6.5M damages award for Victorian vineyard owner
25 Aug 2017
Significant damages awarded for psychiatric injury following death of plaintiff’s baby
18 Nov 2016