Joanna Apostolopoulos

Joanna has extensive personal injury litigation and dispute resolution experience and expertise.

Joanna provides advice to iCare scheme agents, self -insured parties, self insurers, licensed corporations and clients in the government sector in statutory indemnity,common law, and public liability claims.

Joanna leads the workers compensation recoveries team and is widely recognised as one of the leaders in statutory indemnity claims. She routinely conducts recovery projects for clients with the aim of expediting financial return and reducing claims costs. Joanna is also called upon by clients to review internal processes and provide training in recoveries.

Joanna has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Joanna’s recent experience includes:

  • New South Wales Self Insurance Corporation (SiCorp): Acted for the New South Wales Self Insurance Corporation (SiCorp) in response to proceedings in the New South Wales Supreme Court commercial list which involved the legal characterisation of the Treasury Managed Fund or SiCorp as an insurer or whether it operates as a trust and as such, is liable to meet claims for double insurance. (QBE insurance (Australia) Limited v NSW Self-Insurance Corporation [2013] NSWSC 1841);
  • Recovery projects: Conducted recovery projects for a specialised insurer, and iCare agents to assist with meeting and exceeding recovery targets;
  • Organisational and operational structures: Reviewed the organisational and operational structures relating to the management of recoveries claims for an iCare scheme Agent and a Claims Manager of the Treasury Managed Fund;
  • iCare Self Insurance: Advised an agent for iCare Self Insurance (formerly of NSW Treasury Managed Fund) on a series of double insurance claims brought against it by a CTP insurer; and
  • National Parks and Wildlife Services: Acted for the former National Parks and Wildlife Services in a series of cases widely reported in the media in connection with the death and catastrophic injury suffered by the victims of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park bushfires. Those claims were cumulatively valued at in excess of $15 million.

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