Kerry Smith

Special Counsel

Kerry is an experienced solicitor who acts for private institutions, church entities, government departments and agencies. 

She is commercially focussed and effectively manages general liability claims, major civil claims, complex personal injuries matters and appellate proceedings.  Kerry is experienced in occupier's liability, property and multi party matters but has particular interest and experience in defending complex claims and claims for psychiatric and psychological injuries arising out of bullying and assault. She also has lengthy and in depth experience of the education sector. 

Kerry provides commercial and practical advice to maximise clients' settlement opportunities where possible and to protect their related interests. She has successfully run large liability claims to trial, and managed complex appeals and special leave applications.

Legal Expertise 

  • General insurance claims
  • Complex and sensitive claims
  • Claims against government agencies
  • Personal injury claims including public liability, occupiers' liability, psychiatric injuries and construction industry claims
  • Education claims