Dip Law (LPAB) 1994
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Natalie's extensive experience includes providing advice and acting in litigated claims for Commonwealth instrumentalities and bodies and large corporations, as well as insurance companies. She also works on Commonwealth seafarers' matters.
Natalie leads Curwoods Commonwealth Workers Compensation practice. Natalie joined Curwoods in June 2008. For over 16 years, Natalie has concentrated solely on representing self insured employers and insurer claims managers under the Commonwealth scheme. In that time she has been involved in cases ranging from psychiatric claims to general workplace injuries to catastrophic injuries.
In addition to acting on behalf of self insured employers and insurer claims managers in relation to litigated claims in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court, Natalie provides extensive advice in relation to difficult non-litigated claims and strategic reviews of non-litigated claims.
Natalie acts in relation to seafarer claims under the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 and on behalf of licensees under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. She undertakes strategic reviews in relation to claims management with employers.
Natalie has close working relationships with a number of self insured employers and insurers. She regularly presents seminars and undertakes the training of claims staff relating to difficult non-litigated claims, recent amendments to legislation and the effects of recent case law.
Natalie is also the partner leading Curwoods Corporate Social Responsibility committee.