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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.

Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University.

Prior to joining YPOL, Alexandra gained considerable experience at two national firms as well as at the NSW bar. Her expertise is in the area of professional negligence claims where she regularly acts for insured professionals such as lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers on behalf of national and international insurers. Alexandra also has an extensive background in directors and officers liability in both coverage and defence counsel capacities.

Alexandra has represented clients in various Australian jurisdictions including at appellate level.

Alexandra’s experience includes:

  • acting on behalf of a successful defendant (and then respondent on appeal) in a complicated professional negligence claim, which principally turned on the question of causation:  King v Benecke [2014] NSWCA 399;
  • acting in contested probate proceedings:  de Angelis v Laundy [2014] NSWSC 456;
  • acting on behalf of a successful defendant in obtaining summary dismissal of proceedings based on the principle of advocate’s immunity: White v Forster [2015] NSWCA 245;
  • acting in a successful appeal to the High Court on the issue of whether a representative action was properly constituted and whether litigation funding was an abuse of process; Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd v Fostif Pty Ltd (2006) 229 CLR 386;
  • acting on behalf of lawyers, accountants and other professionals in the defence of professional indemnity claims, including defending lawyers and other professionals in disciplinary proceedings;
  • advising insurers on complicated coverage issues, mostly in the financial lines area;
  • appearing in and instructing counsel to appear in coronial inquests;
  • acting in the defence of claims involving breaches of intellectual property; and
  • acting in trust and other commercial disputes.

Alexandra is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Insurance Law Association, Women In Insurance, Australian Professional Indemnity Group, and the NSW Claims Discussion Group. She also has a position on the AILA Twilight Seminar Committee.

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