Areas of Expertise

Since her admission as a lawyer over ten years ago, Sherilyn has worked in a wide variety of personal injury and insurance roles giving her a comprehensive understanding of insurance litigation. She has represented injured parties in workers compensation claims, work injury damages claims, TPD claims, public liability claims, and sensitive claims involving abuse and fatalities.

She has also represented government agencies, employers and insurers in workers compensation claims, commutations, work injury damages claims and s151Z recoveries, particularly claims involving psychological injuries and fatalities.

Sherilyn enjoys successfully implementing strategies in work injury damages claims to achieve early commercial resolutions of claims.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (University of Wollongong)

  • Graduate Diploma of Law (University of Wollongong)

  • Law Society of NSW Member

 

A word from Sherilyn

I enjoy using my broad depth of experience and working closely with insurers and employers to reach a commercial resolution of complex and sensitive claims in a practical manner.

 

Career highlights

  • Working with insurer and employers to resolve sensitive and complex work injury damages claims before commencement of court proceedings.

  • Defending high cost and sensitive work injury damages claims.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Strategic advice on the management of workers compensation claims at all stages from initial liability decisions through to work injury damages litigation.

  • Defending claims brought by workers employed by the State of NSW, including but not limited to, NSW Police Force, Fire & Rescue, NSW Health, TAFE and the Department of Education, in addition to non-government employers.

  • Sensitive and complex claims, particularly involving psychiatric injuries, recoveries and fatalities.