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Before being called to the Victorian Bar, Andrea was a partner at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, acting for WorkSafe Victoria and its agent insurers and employers. Prior to that she was the Senior Legal Manager of the Common Law team at the Transport Accident Commission. She has worked in the UK and she commenced her career in Tasmania, where she had an extensive plaintiff based personal injury practice.
Andrea practised for over 20 years as a solicitor, primarily in the area of personal injury and common law. She acted as a solicitor in matters in VCAT, the Magistrates Court, the County Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia and obtained extensive experience in serious injury applications and negligence Jury trials, including multi-defendant matters.
She became a LIV accredited specialist in personal injury law 2011 and currently serves on the Law Institute of Victoria committee responsible for accrediting Personal Injury specialists in Victoria.
She was recommended by her peers as a pre-eminent specialist in the area of defendant insurance law in Victoria by Doyle’s Guide in 2017 and again as a leading specialist in 2018.
Andrea is reading with Dugald McWilliams and her senior mentor is Roisin Annesley QC.
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