Amanda Bishop

Amanda is Special Counsel in the Commercial Litigation Practice in the Perth office of HWL Ebsworth. Amanda has practiced in Commercial Litigaiton and Insurance for over 20 years.

Amanda has experience acting for local, national and international companies, government agencies, insurers (national, international and Lloyd’s) and regulatory bodies (health and law) on a wide range of matters including professional indemnity, public liability, property damage, statutory regulation and investigations and general commercial litigation matters (negligence, contract disputes, alternative dispute resolution, construction).

Amanda has extensive court experience, having appeared as either counsel or instructor in various State and Federal Courts and disciplinary Tribunals.

Amanda has been recognised in Best Lawyers™ Australia in Insurance. She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, Women Lawyers of Western Australia, Society of Construction Law, and Australian Insurance Law Association.

Experience

  • multiple insurers and their insureds in Supreme and District Court proceedings defending claims across a broad range of areas and product lines, engaging in alternative dispute resolution, informal settlement processes and trial;
  • construction entities (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors) and government agencies for defective and negligent design and construction projects;
  • health professionals in response to complaints made to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) including appearing before regulatory boards and before the State Administrative Tribunal;
  • directors and officers of a Singaporean registered company in relation to a claim in the Victorian Supreme Court for breach of director and officer duties;
  • an engineering company in relation to defective design in the construction of a children’s hospital in Perth and acting for architects in relation to the construction of a hospital in regional Western Australia;
  • various clients for advice and representation with respect to commercial and regulatory matters in the State Administrative Tribunal (building, professional standard’s regulation, tenancy), District Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court;
  • a local government authority in relation to landslip which resulted in catastrophic loss of life and resultant multiple dependency claims;
  • a sporting association in relation to a claim for breach of human rights;
  • barristers and their professional indemnity insurer in negligence claims; and
  • various strata companies for breach of tenancy laws, contract, statutory duties and claims in negligence.

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