Lucy Kerley

Senior Associate | Sydney Office
+61 2 9390 8436
lucy.kerley@holmanwebb.com.au

Lucy, a Senior Associate in the Insurance Group of Holman Webb Lawyers, provides expert, realistic, and common sense legal advice to insurers, local and global underwriters, their agents, brokers, and insureds.  With seven years’ experience solely in Insurance Law, Lucy is dedicated to the insurance industry and is committed to developing close working relationships with clients.

She is responsible for a large insurance practice that includes professional indemnity, diverse property claims, product liability, indemnity and policy interpretation, fraud and claim investigations, and public liability claims.

As an adept advocate, Lucy regularly appears for clients in court and participates in alternative dispute resolution programs in those matters identified as unsuitable for litigation.

Lucy’s experience includes a secondment to an insurance client where she had conduct of a large professional indemnity claims practice. The secondment allowed Lucy to gain a practical understanding of the commercial drivers of insurers and has strengthened her ability to advise on matters with highly advanced commercial acumen.

Lucy takes the time to understand her client’s strategic objectives and is cognisant that legal spending is an issue for the insurance industry. By taking a highly integrated partnering approach with her clients, Lucy has a strong understanding of both the commercial and legal complexities within which her legal advice is provided and claims are litigated.

Lucy was named an Insurance Business Young Gun 2016.

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Lucy’s strong relationships and ability to understand the strategic objective of her clients allows her to provided realistic and practical advice.

Lucy’s litigation philosophy is to take a firm but respectful, helpful, and collegiate approach to all parties to identify the real issues and bring everyone to the table quickly, minimising cost to her insurance clients. 

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Professional indemnity, diverse property claims, product liability, indemnity and policy interpretation, fraud and claim investigations, and public liability claims.

 

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Law Society of New South Wales, Australian Insurance Law Association, Young Insurance Professionals, NSW Claims Discussion Group.