Megan Daniel is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team. She has worked in the Brisbane office since 2001, with the exception of 2003-2005, when she worked in the Sydney office of an international insurer where she managed insurance claims from every Australian jurisdiction.
Megan has over 19 years insurance litigation experience, including managing claims involving general liability, product liability, property damage and coverage issues. Megan acts for corporations and local and international insurers, including reporting to London-based underwriters.
Megan regularly defends 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. These matters have involved catastrophic injuries, dependency claims, injuries to persons occurring overseas, injuries to minors, assault, sexual assault and historical sexual abuse.
Megan is also engaged by clients to defend or pursue subrogated recovery claims in respect of property damage including multimillion dollar fire and water damage claims.
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 is skilled at managing the differing requirements of both the insured and insurer and putting in place dialogue and strategies at an early stage to ensure the ultimate outcome benefits both businesses. Megan has been included on the Best Lawyers in Australia for Insurance Law since 2016.
"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 2021 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