Ask a Lawyer: Lisa Collins

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Lisa Collins is a Senior Associate at Gilchrist Connell, where her practice centres on civil litigation with a particular focus on insurance litigation. Lisa regularly acts in negligence claims pertaining to various insured professionals, particularly solicitors and real estate agents. Her expertise extends to diverse public and product liability claims.

ED: What field of law do you specialise in?

LC: I practice in all areas of insurance, with a particular passion for professional negligence claims involving lawyers and real estate agents.

ED: What is your favourite thing about being a lawyer?

LC: I have always enjoyed writing, problem solving, a good rational debate, and the tradition of the Court room. Being a lawyer brings these things together.

ED: What was your most memorable experience with an expert witness?

LC: Some experts have an interesting interpretation of Court attire, from casual t-shirts and shorts to a suit with a bow tie.

ED: What are the three top tips that you would give an expert when dealing with lawyers?

  • Ensure that you understand and answer the specific question that is being asked;
  • Your report should be accessible for a lay person; and
  • Check that your report satisfies the principles set out in Makita (Australia) Pty Ltd v Sprowles (2001) 52 NSWLR 705.

 ED: In your experience, what is it like working with ExpertsDirect?

LC: The team at ExpertsDirect are professional, reliable, and understand the pressures and sensitivities of litigation.

 

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