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Sophy Woodward

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Sophy has 15 years experience acting on complex disputes, particularly contested insurance claims. She regularly acts for mining companies in liability, D&O and PD/BI insurance coverage disputes. She also represents contractors in construction projects on contract works claims. She has represented numerous clients defending class actions and bringing associated D&O claims. Having undertaken lengthy secondments within BHP and Transurban, Sophy has industry knowledge and a commercial approach. She also has experience in regulatory investigations, representing a large bank in the Royal Commission into Banking Misconduct, and having commenced her career at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Clients commend Sophy as "enormously reliable, efficient and helpful, able to assimilate issues quickly and provide advice quickly and succinctly."

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Sophy has 15 years experience acting on complex disputes, particularly contested insurance claims. She regularly acts for mining companies in liability, D&O and PD/BI insurance coverage disputes. She also represents contractors in construction projects on contract works claims. She has represented numerous clients defending class actions and bringing associated D&O claims. Having undertaken lengthy secondments within BHP and Transurban, Sophy has industry knowledge and a commercial approach. She also has experience in regulatory investigations, representing a large bank in the Royal Commission into Banking Misconduct, and having commenced her career at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Clients commend Sophy as "enormously reliable, efficient and helpful, able to assimilate issues quickly and provide advice quickly and succinctly."

Her recent work includes:

  • Acting for a large mining company on a cross-border liability insurance claim.
  • Acting for a large mining company on a PD/BI insurance claim arising from a seismic event.
  • Acting for Newcrest Mining defending a shareholder class action and bringing a cross-claim for coverage against its D&O insurers.
  • Acting for a major bank on the Royal Commission into Banking Misconduct.
  • Acting for Ensham Resources in its PD/BI insurance claim arising from the Queensland floods.

Melbourne

Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

Office Telephone: +61 (0)3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0)3 8601 4555

Direct Dial (Melbourne): +61 (0)3 8601 4510

Mobile: +61 (0)408 765 746

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