Summer Foley
Summer Foley
Summer Foley Special Counsel

Summer Foley

Special Counsel

About Summer

Summer advises clients on a range of claims involving liability, intentional torts, property damage, pure economic loss and statutory classes of insurance. She has appeared in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW and is an experienced negotiator who values methods of alternative dispute resolution.
What she does
Summer advises clients from a range of sectors, including national utilities, construction companies, mines, shopping centres, state government agencies, department stores, supermarkets and small businesses.

In 2010, Summer was seconded to the Australian claims office for an overseas insurer, where she managed claims and provided legal assistance in a variety of claims for construction companies, labour hire companies, mines and manufacturers.  
Who she works with
Summer works with Australian and international insurers and brokers and a range of organisations, including national utilities, government agencies and companies.
Work done recently
What her clients say
"I would highly recommend Summer Foley.  Summer keeps me informed at all times, is responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Summer is a down to earth professional who ensures she delivers on her promises." Claire Ohannessian, General Manager–General Insurance, Xchanging a DXC Technology Company

"I have appointed Summer Foley many times in the last few years. ...She always displayed the highest level of professionalism, responsiveness, reliability and knowledge, which, combined with her friendliness and happy nature, made my job a real pleasure." Doug Kaladjzic, Senior Liability Claims Consultant, Gallagher Bassett

"It is always a pleasure to work with Summer. Her advice is well-considered, reliable and well-articulated. Summer is a great advocate to have on-side, consistently firm and professional in her approach. As a client I find Summer to be very personable and always willing to engage in discussion on legal issues." Stephen Bethell, Technical Claims Specialist, CNA Hardy
Summer has a Bachelor of Media and a Bachelor of Laws degree. She also has a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney.  
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Summer worked as an academic tutor at Macquarie University Dunmore Lang College and also worked with the Shopfront pro-bono team for Herbert Smith Freehills.

Summer was also part of the compliance division of the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner where she worked with Private Sector organisations and government agencies to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  
Life outside of Sparkes
Summer can usually be found at the beach. She is a member and volunteer surf lifesaver with the South Bondi Surf Club and enjoys competing in surf club events. Summer also spends as much time as possible supporting the performing arts and particularly enjoys watching live music, comedy and theatre.