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.
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.
"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