Rebecca Whittle is a commercial litigation and insurance lawyer based in Sydney.
Rebecca has 29 years' experience advising a wide range of clients including major Australian general and life insurers and the government sector, both State and Federal. She leads our Litigation practice in Australia.
Rebecca's breadth of expertise covers:
- Defending government agencies from claims in negligence
- Defending professional indemnity claims including medical negligence
- Acting in complex insurance litigation
- Advising general insurers and life insurers on coverage issues including non-disclosure and misrepresentation
- Advising on insurance product wordings
Rebecca's government sector clients include NSW Health and NSW Police. Her reputation as a highly skilled litigation lawyer is testament to her ability to protect her public sector and financial services clients from public scrutiny through achieving out of court settlements in hundreds of litigation cases.
Rebecca represents a number of Australia's major life insurers. One of her career highlights was success in the Court of Appeal in Manglicmot v The Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation Limited, involving group life insurance and an examination of the duties owed by a trustee of a superannuation fund to its members when entering into a new policy of life insurance.
Rebecca also acts for a number of the firm's significant government, corporate and banking clients on a wide range of commercial litigation which, has resulted in a depth of expertise in mining and construction litigation, defamation, negligence and breach of contract.