Amanda Cann

Amanda Cann

Special Counsel
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+61 (0) 447 988 233
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Amanda is a Special Counsel in Carter Newell’s Insurance team located in Brisbane.

With over 15 years of experience, Amanda is an insurance law specialist, having acted in relation to a wide range of public liability, product liability, professional liability and property claims (including subrogated recovery and significant losses). In addition, she is often briefed to advise on complex policy coverage and other insurance issues.

Amanda has previously been seconded to a local claims team and an overseas insurer which has allowed her to gain an intimate understanding of the internal demands clients face and their business drivers. She utilises her legal knowledge and her in-house experience to deliver high quality strategic service and advice to clients.

Her unique experience gives her an advantage on understanding and identifying core issues – considering the ‘big picture’, and providing a commercial approach to obtain optimum results.

While Amanda has experience in running litigation throughout Australia, her main focus is in Queensland. In particular, Amanda has significant experience in defending claims made pursuant to the Personal Injuries Proceeding Act 2002 (PIPA), including catastrophic injuries, dependency claims, dust disease and those intersecting with the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (WCRA).

Amanda is also heavily involved in the insurance community,  from mentoring junior team members to providing large scale in-house training for insurers and their clients.  She is also a long term member (and former vice president) of the Women In Insurance Association (Qld) and was listed in Best Lawyers Edition for Insurance for 2022 and 2023.

Practice Areas


  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2022 (edn) - Insurance Law