Our Firm

We are a specialist incorporated legal practice. We are focused on insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation.

Our directors are recognised locally and internationally as among the best in their fields. They are supported by an experienced and talented team.

We are regarded as one of Australia’s leading litigation specialists with an impressive track record since we were established in 2007.

We are accessible, straightforward and responsive. We are about providing the best legal service at a reasonable cost.

Our People

Susanna Abdollahi

Susanna was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in April 2012.
Susanna holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Bond University.
Prior to joining YPOL in March 2018, Susanna was employed at a boutique law firm where she specialised in aviation.

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Katherine Allsop

Katherine holds both a Bachelor and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales. Katherine was admitted as a solicitor in 2011 and commenced her career practising principally in the area of aviation insurance.

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Sam Bagnall

Sam holds a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. He was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court and Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2013.

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Alexandra Bartlett

Alexandra is an experienced commercial and insurance litigator. She was admitted as a solicitor in the Australian Capital Territory and to the Federal Court in October 2004, and then to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2005.

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Julia Cantarella

Julia was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in October 2012.
Julia holds a Juris Doctor in law from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Criminology from the University of New South Wales.

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Jacqueline Cassar

Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University along with a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Jacqueline was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in April 2013.

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Siobhan Heggie

Siobhan is the Client Relationship Manager for Yeldham Price O'Brien Lusk. Siobhan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Sociology from York University in Toronto, Canada.

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Dougal Langusch

Dougal is an insurance and commercial litigator with more than 15 years of experience. He was admitted to practice in New South Wales in October 2000 and is also admitted to practice in the High Court and Queensland.

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Joelene Luu

Joelene was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia in February 2015. Joelene holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

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Jessica Thompson

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Media and Communications from the University of Wollongong. She was admitted to practice as a solicitor in February 2010. Jessica joined YPOL in 2012 with a diverse background in law having previously worked for five and a half years at a boutique law firm.

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Julia Turner

Julia is an experienced solicitor who specialises in insurance, construction and commercial litigation. Julia holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney. She was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 2003 and the High Court in 2007.

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Michelle White

Michelle is an experienced commercial and insurance litigation lawyer. She was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Queensland in 1997. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours IIA) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

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Anna Williams

Anna has been practising as a commercial and insurance litigation lawyer for over 15 years. Prior to joining Yeldham Price O’Brien Lusk in November 2012, Anna was a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth for seven years.

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Timothy Price

Tim has more than 25 years experience in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation. He was a partner at Phillips Fox for 9 years before joining Yeldham Price O’Brien Lusk.

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Paul O’Brien

Paul is a commercial and insurance litigator with over 25 years experience as a legal practitioner. He was a partner of DLA Phillips Fox for more than 10 years before joining Yeldham Price O’Brien Lusk.

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Simon Lusk

Simon has 25 years experience in insurance and commercial litigation. He was a partner at Phillips Fox before joining Yeldham Price O’Brien Lusk. Simon has extensive experience in defending claims against professionals, including claims against lawyers, accountants, engineers, certifiers, financial advisers, valuers, insurance brokers and architects.

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