Special Counsel

Angela Truce

Angela has over 16 years’ experience working in insurance litigation, specialising in the areas of public liability, professional negligence, employment practices liability, product liability and property damage claims.

Angela has acted for many Australian and global insurers, along with self-insured companies and small businesses, to assist with resolving both litigated and un-litigated disputes.

Angela has a special interest in public liability, professional negligence and employment practices liability claims.

Angela is a commercially-minded practitioner with strong negotiation and communication skills. Angela’s approach is to attempt to resolve disputes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner whilst achieving strong outcomes for clients.

Expertise

Angela’s expertise includes:

  • Defence of litigated and un-litigated claims, including public liability, product liability, occupiers’ liability, contractor’s liability, psychiatric injury and catastrophic injury claims
  • Employment Practices Liability, including unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, workplace bullying and sexual harassment claims
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Dust disease claims
  • Policy indemnity and policy interpretation advice
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including regularly appearing in mediations and settlement conferences

Recent Projects

  • Acting for a major construction company in Supreme Court proceedings  to defend a claim relating to alleged historical asbestos exposure.
  • Acting for Defendants in a number of claims for psychiatric injuries arising from workplace fatalities.
  • Acted for a chartered accountant in significant Supreme Court professional negligence proceedings.
  • Acting for a restaurant in a significant personal injuries claim arising from an assault occurring at the premises.
  • Acting for a global mining company in proceedings in the New South Wales Dust Diseases Tribunal by a worker suffering from coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
  • Acting for homeowners in a catastrophic injury claim arising from an accident at residential premises.
  • Acted for a Chamber of Commerce in proceedings in the Anti-Discrimination Commission alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, family responsibilities and sexual harassment.

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location

Brisbane

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