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Melissa McGarrity - Associate

Melissa McGarrity Melissa advises in all areas of insurance litigation

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Melissa advises in all areas of insurance litigation, and has an extensive experience practicing under several Queensland statutory regimes, including the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, and the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994

She has been involved in all stages of the personal injury claim process from compliance of claims through to Compuslory Conferences and beyond, with considerable experience in the management of multiple party claims.

Melissa’s approach to claims management focuses on a firm but fair assessment of claims; undertaking thorough investigations whilst ensuring timely responses and minimisation of costs.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology, and is admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland. 

Areas of Practice

  • Acting for defendants in worker’s compensation claims involving complex indemnity issues
  • Providing detailed legal advice relating to workers’ compensation claims to both sophisticated and non-sophisticated employers
  • Drawing detailed reasons for decision for the rejection of common law only workers’ compensation claims
  • Preparation and defense of claims relating to over period of time injuries
  • Management of asbestos-related diseases claims and associated dependency claims
  • Acting for a wide variety of plaintiff’s including children and adults with impaired capacity
  • Management of motor vehicle accident claims and injuries occurring on public property