Victoria has focused on the state statutory classes of insurance for more than ten years. She has gained diverse experience by acting for claimants in private practice and in-house roles, holding an in-house dispute resolution role for an insurer, and acting for defendants in private practice.
Victoria advises clients on statutory classes issues including providing strategic recommendations about claims, general advice regarding the Act's application, and defending decisions involving multiple/complex factual and legal issues.
She regularly appears at the Workers Compensation Tribunal at both the conciliation and judicial determination stages of dispute resolution.
By taking a strong analytical and pragmatic approach, Victoria ensures that settlements are economical and take into account broader issues that may affect potential, ongoing or future liability, and may impact on employment relationships.
Victoria works with insurers, self-insurers, and employers, particularly in state compensation claims.
Victoria has a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) from Flinders University.
Before Sparke Helmore, Victoria's knowledge and experience in the field of workers' compensation law led to her ministerial appointment as a member of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Committee – a committee established under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (SA) to provide advice to the Minister.
When she is not at work, Victoria can usually be found enjoying the great outdoors, hiking on trails in the Adelaide Hills.