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Kerri Thomas
Kerri Thomas
Kerri Thomas Partner
t: +61 3 9291 2305
m: +61 410 505 217
o: Melbourne

Kerri Thomas


About Kerri

Kerri concentrates on insurance law and is regularly singled out in local and international guides as being one of the country's leading insurance lawyers, including Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2014 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 and 2015. Her areas of focus are advising on professional indemnity, aviation and general liability classes of insurance.

What she does
Kerri's professional indemnity expertise spans professionals in the health, allied health, insurance, construction and engineering sectors.  

She regularly appears in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal, County and Supreme Courts of Victoria and the District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, including at appellate level.
Who she works with
Kerri works with Australian and international insurers, brokers and intermediaries.
Work done recently
What her clients say

"I commend the services of Sparke Helmore to any organisation seeking a personalised service from a client-focused team that also happens to be delightful to work with. The successful defence of  liability claims has been instrumental in the airport maintaining an excellent claims history, demonstrated through competitive insurance premiums. I rate their experience, expertise and professionalism, their accessibility and responsiveness, their ability to balance the needs of our insurers and the airport, as the insured." Pam Bailey, Manager Risk & Insurance, Sydney Airport Corporation Limited

"It is extremely valuable to have the support of a firm with national coverage and consistency of approach. Advice is timely, high quality and at appropriate levels of cost. I cannot overstate the comfort gained by knowing the availability of vast expertise and familiarity with the way we work. The training and information sessions provided are highly regarded throughout the OneSteel group." David Macdonald, Manager Insurance and Property, Arrium

"Melbourne-based Kerri Thomas is an accomplished counsel who specialises in professional indemnity, product liability and aviation-related claims. She is praised for her negotiation skills and considered approach." – Ranked Insurance Lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Listed: Best Lawyers in Australia (Professional Malpractice Litigation) - 2019

Listed: Recommended Leading Professional Indemnity Lawyer - Melbourne - Doyle's Guide 2015

Finalist for the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards in the Insurance Category

Kerri has a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) and a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining the firm, Kerri was a senior associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and before that she worked at a small firm advising on the statutory classes of insurance.
Life outside of Sparkes
Kerri is a working parent who keeps 5,000 balls in the air in any given week. She grabs every chance she gets to travel with her children and loves seeing them absorb new life experiences.