Rebecca Stevens
Rebecca Stevens

Rebecca Stevens

Partner

Rebecca Stevens

Partner

About Rebecca

Rebecca is a highly regarded specialist insurance Partner who has practised for more than 28 years in the area of property and injury liability.

Representing insurance clients at local, national and international levels, she advises on a broad range of claims including personal and property damage, public liability, product liability, and policy drafting and indemnity issues. She also has significant experience in sports, recreational and leisure liability, hotels, clubs and security liability, workplace and contractual liability, education and care liability and claims arising from fire loss and recoveries.

Rebecca has extensive experience in defending claims under the Personal Injuries Proceeding Act 2002 (Qld) and the Civil Liability Act and Regulations 2003 (Qld) across a wide variety of liability claims for insurers, brokers, claims handlers and corporate self-insureds with high deductibles.

With a pro-active approach to claims management, Rebecca ensures all stakeholders are kept informed of developments and is adept at identifying opportunities for the early commercial resolution of matters. Rebecca is known for her commitment to ensuring a realistic reserve recommendation is made as early as possible and for meeting her clients’ reporting requirements.

Highly experienced with complex matters – including the interpretation of various tort reform legislation and the application of exclusion clauses in public liability policies and indemnity and dual insurance issues – Rebecca has both the experience and the expertise to resolve claims with her client’s commercial objectives at the forefront.

Rebecca has represented clients at compulsory conferences, mediations and trials and has a particular interest in multi-party and catastrophic claims. She conducts most conferences without counsel and regularly provides clients with industry specific seminars on legislative and tort reform issues.

Widely recognised for her market leading expertise, Rebecca was named Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation in 2020 and Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation in 2019.

She is a past president of the Australian Insurance Law Association, Queensland Chapter and was made a Life Member of the association at its 2022 National Conference. Rebecca was also included in Insurance Business Australia’s list of Elite Women in 2023.

Rebecca 's areas
of expertise and industry focus

Areas of expertise

Insurance

Class Actions

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Construction Insurance

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Insurance

General Liability

Insurance

Insurance

Insurance

Property Insurance

Industry focus

Professional recognition

2025 – 2018

Best Lawyers in Australia – Product Liability Litigation

2025 – 2018

Best Lawyers in Australia – Personal Injury Litigation

2025 – 2013

Best Lawyers in Australia – Insurance Law

2021 – 2016

Doyle’s Guide – ‘Preeminent’ Leading Public & Product Liability Lawyer (Defendant), Queensland

2020

Best Lawyers in Australia – Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation

2019

Best Lawyers in Australia – Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation

Latest insights by Rebecca

Australian Civil Liability Guide (12th edition)

1 August 2023
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Wrapped up in lies – credibility unravels in workplace injury claim

2 November 2022
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Court confirms the bar for safety is sky-high

4 July 2022
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Employee or Independent Contractor? High Court provides direction

5 March 2022
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