Melinda Drew is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Sydney office.
She has over 20 years as an insurance lawyer and specialises in:
- Medical negligence
- Public liability
- Property damage
- Compulsory third party (CTP).
Melinda has particular experience in defending major claims and cases involving catastrophic injury, as well as in negotiating settlements in complex personal injury cases.
‘I think clients enjoy working with me because I’m good at solving problems and arriving at an outcome that best meets their needs and priorities. I like working with insurers because they tend to be pragmatic and focused on achieving a reasonable resolution for both sides. I have good relationships with claims officers because I’m skilled at reaching settlement resolutions without any unnecessary stress or friction. In most of my cases, both parties walk away feeling that they’ve reached a fair agreement.’
Melinda is listed in the 2019 and 2021 edition of Best Lawyers for Insurance Law. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). She is admitted to practice both in New South Wales and Victoria.
2018 NSW Parliamentary Review of the Compulsory Third Party Insurance Scheme
15 Mar 2019
Wrongful Birth Claim: Breach of duty of care found, but judgment for the defendant
16 Oct 2018
Labour hire employer not liable – no dual vicarious liability in Australia
26 Oct 2017
Can a participant in the NSW Lifetime Care and Support Scheme 'withdraw' from the Scheme?
30 May 2017