Insurance Team

Partners
Cameron Leaver

Cameron Leaver

Practice Manager - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5421 | m: +61 (0)401 995 000 | Email: cameron.leaver@hicksons.com.au
Cameron leads Hicksons’ Insurance team and Public Sector Risks practice. For almost 30 years, Cameron has acted for the insurance industry and government in an extensive range of matters. His experience spans all areas of insurance law, but particularly ...
Freida Stylianou

Freida Stylianou

Partner - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5445 | Email: freida.stylianou@hicksons.com.au
Freida is a Partner with over 20 years expertise in insurance litigation. Her primary focus and experience lies in insurance-related litigation, where she has represented major insurers, self-insurers and large Australian companies with significant deductibles. She has claims experience in a ...
Jennifer Parkes

Jennifer Parkes

Partner - Insurance
t: +61 2 4907 5602 | m: +61 (0)438 121 119 | Email: jennifer.parkes@hicksons.com.au
Jennifer is an insurance lawyer in our Newcastle office. She has over ten years experience of insurance in the workplace for insurers and statutory fund managers. She deals with a variety of employers in a range of industries, particularly in the rural and business sectors. Jennifer has an ...
Karen Kumar

Karen Kumar

Partner - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5452 | Email: karen.kumar@hicksons.com.au
Karen is an experienced insurance lawyer, specialising in the health sector. Prior to joining Hicksons Karen spent time in private legal practice as well as in-house with insurers. Karen represents health professionals and hospitals in civil, coronial and disciplinary matters. ...
Paul Hendriks

Paul Hendriks

Partner - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5447 | m: +61 (0)413 620 057 | Email: paul.hendriks@hicksons.com.au
Since 1982, Paul has practised almost exclusively as an insurance lawyer. He provides commercial advice to insurers on policy wordings, insurance claims and disputes. His experience spans many insurance areas, including product liability, professional indemnity, industrial special risks, ...
Dr Tim Channon

Dr Tim Channon

Partner - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5485 | m: +61 (0)421 051 231 | Email: tim.channon@hicksons.com.au
Since 1990, Tim has specialised in litigating numerous insurance and general commercial disputes. He has acted in the full spectrum of insurance disputes, including property damage and product liability, indemnity and recovery matters. He has also acted in many cases involving arson and fraud. ...
Consultants and Special Counsel
Alan Blanch

Alan Blanch

Consultant - Commercial Dispute Resolution
t: +61 2 9293 5403 | Email: alan.blanch@hicksons.com.au
Alan has practised for more than 40 years. He has extensive experience in representing and advising employers, insurers, property owners and occupiers in insurance litigation and commercial disputes. He is acknowledged as one of New South Wales' leading litigators. Alan has ...

Camille Faunt

Special Counsel - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5424 | Email: camille.faunt@hicksons.com.au
Camille has acted for numerous insurers and government departments, particularly in the education, transport and emergency services sectors. Camille represents clients in the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales, District Court of New South Wales and Chief ...
Derek Luxford

Derek Luxford

Consultant - Transport Trade and Energy | Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution
t: +61 2 9293 5474 | m: +61 (0) 438 706 910 | Email: derek.luxford@hicksons.com.au
   Derek is a consultant of the Hicksons’ Transport Trade and Energy team.  Derek is also in the firm’s commercial dispute  resolution practice.  For more than 30 years, Derek has advised on all aspects of international shipping, transport and trade law, ...
Claudine  Watson-Kyme

Claudine Watson-Kyme

Special Counsel - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5426 | m: +61 (0)403 050 476 | Email: claudine.watson-kyme@hicksons.com.au
Claudine has ten years of experience in insurance litigation including product liability, professional indemnity, policy interpretation and advice. The main focus of her work has been professional indemnity where she has represented a broad range of professionals including hospitals, doctors, ...

Les Sara

Special Counsel - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5456 | Email: les.sara@hicksons.com.au
Les has 20 years public sector experience in all aspects of insurance law, including clinical negligence, clinical standards and professional indemnity. He is widely recognised as an asute adviser in coronial matters and an expert in resolving psychological injury, property damage and ...
Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Special Counsel - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5422 | m: +61 (0)411 550 082 | Email: mark.robinson@hicksons.com.au
Mark has more than 28 years experience providing advice to insurers, self insurers and their insureds in all aspects of insurance law including property damage and product liability. Mark, who holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws, commenced with Hicksons in ...
Senior Associates and Associates

Emma Loong

Senior Associate - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5330 | Email: emma.loong@hicksons.com.au
Emma qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2001. Emma worked in London, before relocating to Australia, where she joined Hicksons Insurance team in 2004.   Emma has practised in and advises on many aspects of insurance litigation including: public liability; the operation ...
Joshua  Faddy

Joshua Faddy

Associate - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5345 | m: +61 (0)421 051 297 | Email: joshua.faddy@hicksons.com.au
Since 2001 Josh has practised as an insurance lawyer advising on a broad range of liability and indemnity issues concerning various insurance policies including public & product liability, professional indemnity, business interruption, directors and officers and motor vehicle property ...
Susannah  Fricke

Susannah Fricke

Senior Associate - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5496 | Email: susannah.fricke@hicksons.com.au
Susannah is a Senior Associate in the Insurance team at Hicksons. Susannah has extensive experience in the field of general insurance, having worked exclusively in this area of law since commencing practice in 2011. She predominantly acts for insurers in the provision of advice on indemnity ...
Todd Porman

Todd Porman

Senior Associate - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5450 | Email: todd.porman@hicksons.com.au
Todd is a Senior Associate in our Insurance team at Hicksons and has over 22 years’ experience working in several practice areas. He has acted for various national and international insurers in general insurance including advising and litigating in relation to indemnity issues ...
Violet Stojkova

Violet Stojkova

Senior Associate - Insurance
t: +61 2 9293 5477 | Email: violet.stojkova@hicksons.com.au
Violet is a Senior Associate in our Insurance team, specialising in the health sector.   Her experience involves a broad range of health law cases and coronials, together with administrative law matters in both the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Federal Circuit Court. ...

Practice Manager

Cameron Leaver

t +61 2 9293 5421
f +61 2 9264 4790
e cameron.leaver@hicksons.com.au