Natasha Burn

Natasha is Special Counsel in the Perth Insurance Group of HWL Ebsworth.

Natasha graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Major in Political Science) in 2008.

Since her admission in Western Australia in 2009, Natasha has gained extensive experience in defendant insurance litigation, specialising in the defence of medical malpractice claims, personal injury and general insurance claims.

Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth in July 2013, Natasha worked in the Insurance Litigation Group of Downings Legal, acting on instructions from major public and private insurers.

Currently, Natasha acts for insurers in relation to medical malpractice claims, professional indemnity claims, general insurance claims, public liability claims and industrial diseases claims.

Experience

Natasha’s experience includes acting for:

  • A major private hospital and state government insurer: Acting in respect to surgical and non-surgical medical malpractice claims, health consent, privacy and privilege issues and coronial inquests and inquiries;
  • International insurers: Advising in respect to exclusion clauses and indemnity issues arising under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) in multi-million dollar life insurance claims, business interruption and professional indemnity claims against engineers, accountants, finance brokers, mortgage brokers and novated lease entities;
  • Major insurers and self-insureds: Acting in respect to claims against major shopping centres, retail entities and hotels involving the Occupier’s Liablity Act 1984 (WA), Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA), the Civil Liability Act 2002 (WA) and the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence and Tortfeasors’ Contribution) Act 1947 (WA); and
  • Major insurers, a large multinational mining company and self-insured labour hire companies: Acting in respect to claims involving the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (WA) and the Fatal Accidents Act 1959 (WA), regulatory investigations commenced by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Petroleum with respect to mine site incidents, and indemnity issues arising from principal indemnity extensions and contractual indemnity clauses in complex multi-party public liability claims.

 

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