Lucy Rooney



Sydney Office


Lucy is a Partner in Holman Webb's Insurance Group.  She provides expert, realistic, and common sense legal advice to insurers, local and global underwriters, their agents, brokers, and insureds. With thirteen 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 listed in Insurance Business Australia's Young Guns 2016, and more recently in Insurance Business Australia's Insurance Business Elite Women in Insurance 2021.



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.

Areas of Expertise

Indemnity and Policy Interpretation, Complex Indemnity Disputes, Denial of Indemnity Claims, Professional indemnity, Diverse Property Recovery Claims, Statutory Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Management Liability & D&O, Fidelity, Tax Audit, Product Liability, Fraud & Claim Investigations and Public Liability Claims.



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