Alison Elmes

Alison Elmes

Special Counsel - Melbourne
+61 (0) 3 9002 4511
+61 (0) 409 187 200
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Alison is a Special Counsel in Carter Newell’s Melbourne office. She has a demonstrated history of providing the highest quality advice to a broad range of Australian and global insurer clients.

Alison’s extensive experience includes professional indemnity, public liability, catastrophic injury claims, coronial inquiries, historical institutional abuse claims, medical negligence, allied health, directors’ and officers’ and coverage disputes.

Alison acts for state, domestic and global insurers in defending a diverse range of litigated and unlitigated claims across a variety of jurisdictions including Supreme, County and Federal Courts and Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She has also acted in proceedings before AHPRA, disciplinary boards, Tribunals and Privacy and Health Services Commissioners.

She has held a number of in-house roles including In-House Legal Counsel for an Australian specialist insurance provider. Most recently, she was seconded to the Victoria Managed Insurance Authority as Head of Claims. This role involved leading a large team of technical claims specialists and team leaders in managing a high volume of complex medical indemnity, public liability, professional indemnity, directors and officers, privacy, discrimination and employment practices liability claims on behalf of government departments and agencies. Additionally, she has managed a number of high profile class actions and government inquiries.

Alison’s wealth of experience and industry expertise enables the provision of high-quality legal advice balanced with acute awareness of commercial drivers.

Alison has recently been appointed as a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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