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Kelli is a partner in our Insurance services group. She is also a member of our Insurance industry group and heads our Product Liability team.
Kelli has extensive experience in insurance, product liability, workers compensation, occupational health and safety and risk management having acted for more than 25 years on behalf of insurers, corporations, government bodies and instrumentalities including multinational corporations. In the insurance area she has vast experience in acting on liability claims, particularly workers compensation both in state and commonwealth schemes, product liability and public liability. She has appeared before courts, regulatory bodies, inquiries and coronial inquests throughout Australia. She has also provided extensive advice in this area including assisting in drafting recall policies, codes of practice, guidelines and advisory standards.
She is well placed to advise on issues of insurance through her high profile in the national insurance industry with experience in serving on the board of the Australian Insurance Law Association Ltd (AILA) as past President, past Vice President and past National Secretary. She has also served as past Chairman of the Queensland branch. This has provided her with insight into the wider issues that impact on the insurance industry generally. Her contribution was acknowledged in 2008 when she was awarded life membership.
Kelli was a member of the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Board from 1998 to 2013, the peak advisory board on occupational health and safety issues to the Minister for Employment, Training and Industrial Relations. Kelli is a member of the Product Liability Council in the US. Kelli was a member of the Australian Medical Association (Qld) Professional Indemnity Task Force. She advised the medical profession in relation to the Personal Injuries Proceeding Act and the Civil Liability Act and assisted them in liaising with government and other associations on these most important amendments to personal injury law in Queensland. Kelli has a long record of providing resources for training both in-house and on site for many key clients, industry groups and legal groups. Kelli is a trained mediator and has represented clients in hundreds of formal settlements conferences and mediations. Kelli is also a member of the Executive International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.