Emily Stower

Emily was admitted in 2011 and is a Special Counsel in the HWL Ebsworth Insurance Practice based in Brisbane.

Emily has experience in acting predominantly for self-insured licensees in the area of workers’ statutory compensation, in particular, claims under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation 1988 (SRC Act). This includes conducting litigation in the AAT and Federal Court. Emily routinely provides advice and representation to self-insured licensees under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme when Decisions are the subject of review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘AAT’), Federal and Full Federal Courts of Australia as well as frequently appearing on behalf of clients at conferences, mediations, conciliations, directions hearings and interlocutory applications before the AAT. Emily’s experience also includes instructing counsel in Hearings before the AAT and in matters on appeal before the Federal Court and Full Federal Court.


Emily’s experience includes advising:

  • acting in merits review cases in the AAT and on judicial review applications to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and on appeals to the Federal Court of Australia;
  • conducting relevant factual investigations including preparing statements, drafting AAT documents and attending conferences, directions hearings and hearings in the AAT;
  • advising on the management and resolution of appeals to the AAT;
  • significant experience in conducting litigation in the AAT as well as appeals in the Federal Court and Full Federal Court of Australia, including preparing Appeal Books;
  • acting on behalf of both government and self-insured licensee clients under relevant legislation, including in relation to complex claims;
  • regularly organises and presents numerous client seminars on topics involving workers compensation, rehabilitation and claims management;
  • regularly provides in-house training to clients and licensees under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme as well as insurance companies; and
  • provided advice on a portfolio of workers’ compensation matters under the relevant Queensland legislation, including advice on the Queensland Workers’ Compensation statutory scheme concerning issues such as section 32(5) of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act and ongoing entitlements.

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