Samantha Thornely

Senior Associate

Samantha has over 15 years' experience in insurance litigation and dispute resolution and has acted for a wide range of clients from individuals, international insurance companies and government agencies.  She has extensive experience in defending personal injury and public liability claims.   

Samantha's focus is now on liability work for the NSW Police Force (NSWPF) including intentional tort claims and personal injury claims by former NSWPF officers.  She has an in depth understanding of the issues unique to representing an organisation such as the NSWPF through her extensive work for the organisation and having completed a lengthy secondment to the Office of the General Counsel of the NSWPF.    

Legal expertise 

  • Intentional torts – false imprisonment, assault/battery, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office and trespass
  • PTSD claims by former police officers 
  • Public liability 
  • Property damage 
  • General insurance and policy indemnity advice work