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Larissa Mepstead


About Larissa

Larissa is an experienced insurance litigator with international experience. She assists insurers to resolve CTP and motor claims, ranging from complex liability and indemnity issues to fraud issues, to multiple parties.  Larissa has run matters through the Local, District and Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal, as well as having substantial experience resolving claims at mediation or through other forms of informal dispute resolution.

What she does

Larissa manages major claims in a highly organised, diligent and decisive way. She is an accomplished negotiator and deft at devising early resolution strategies, which goes slightly against the grain given that, like most litigators, she likes nothing more than the thrill of court action.

Who she works with

Larissa works mainly with Australian subsidiaries of international insurers.

What her clients say

Listed: Leading Motor Vehicle Accident & CTP Lawyer (Defendant) - Sydney - Doyle's Guide 2015


Larissa has a Bachelor of Psychology, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of International Studies degree.

Life before Sparkes

A highlight of Larissa's life before Sparkes was working in London as part of the team defending the Health and Safety Executive (UK) in proceedings brought by Thames Trains arising out of the Paddington / Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash.

Life outside of Sparkes

Larissa likes to keep busy and active with skiing, running, tennis and pilates. She's a keen traveller who has been to most places and some more than once, but Japan remains on Larissa's wish list.

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