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Louise Cantrill is a partner in our Sydney office in the insurance team. As both a specialist litigator and front-end technical advisor, Louise has particular expertise in transforming liability and risk into solutions and opportunities for insurer, government, corporate and individual clients.
Louise brings a wealth of experience navigating disputes from smaller, unlitigated claims through to complex, multi-party matters, catastrophic injury, class actions and high profile coronial inquests and inquiries across a broad range of liabilities. Louise has a particular focus on professional negligence including financial services and construction professionals; medical malpractice including medical practitioners, health groups, public and private hospitals and allied health practitioners; corporate risk including directors and officers, management liability, public liability, ISR, crime and fraud; and niche products such as environmental liability, cyber/data risk, warranty and indemnity, cross undertaking insurance, lenders mortgage insurance and trade and credit risk.
Louise uses her extensive litigation experience to inform her transactional and technical insurance advice to provide strategic and transformational business advice through advising boards and management on personal and business risk mitigation; innovative and accurate negotiation and drafting for multi-party transactions; policy interpretation and drafting across a wide range of risk scenarios (including re-insurance, excess insurance and complex group programs); and working with industry bodies to provide solutions and thought leadership.
Louise is independently recognised as an expert in insurance law, medical negligence and professional malpractice litigation by Best Lawyers; as a Recommended Medical Negligence & Malpractice Lawyer (Defendant) in New South Wales by Doyle’s Guide 2017; Recommended Lawyer in Insurance by Legal 500 Asia Pacific; Leading Lawyer Insurance and Re-insurance by Euromoney’s Expert Guide; and Expert in Insurance and Reinsurance by Women in Business Law. Louise has been listed as a Band 4 Lawyer for Insurance in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019.
Louise is a member of the NSW Law Society’s Medico-Legal Liaison Committee, ALRC’s Insurance Sub-Panel, NSW Coroner’s Court Users’ Group, Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association.