Emily excels at her profession with her forward-thinking and resourceful nature.

Emily is a Principal of the firm's Compensation team. She has experience in all aspects of civil litigation with a particular interest in cycling related matters and medical negligence cases. As a result, she has a close association with Bicycle Queensland, regularly assisting their members by providing expert legal guidance when required. She is also passionate about helping women navigate the process of gaining compensation following a traumatic birth experience.

Emily goes to great lengths to understand her client's personal situation, with this approach seeing her deliver the best possible outcome for her clients.



Bachelor Of Science, The University Of Queensland
Bachelor Of Laws, The University Of Queensland
Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice, College Of Law
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland

Community Involvement

Advisor, Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group
Advisor, Brain Injury Australia
Advisor, Australasian Birth Trauma Association

Client Solutions

Private Client
Client problem

Emily's client sustained significant injuries through no fault of their own. When legal action was taken, the defendant insurer refused to accept liability for their injuries.

outcome achieved

Emily successfully defended her client at the first instance in the District Court, where they received approximately $660,000 in damages. The decision was appealed by the defendant but was upheld with the client's legal costs awarded on an indemnity basis.

Private Client
Client problem

The defendant insurer refused to fund the rehabilitation expenses that Emily's client sought.

outcome achieved

With Emily's assistance, the insurer ultimately conceded to the client's rehabilitation expenses' demand for immediate and upfront payment.

Private Client
Medical Negligence
Client problem

Despite Emily's client sustaining significant physical and psychological injuries from her birth, the compensation claim the client submitted was fervently defended by the hospital.

outcome achieved

Emily gathered a significant body of evidence to support the allegation that the hospital breached its duty of claim to the client, causing physical and psychological injury. Judgement was ultimately awarded in favour of Emily's client.

Emily Testimonial 1
I would just like to thank Emily for helping me through the process. I wasn’t sure what to do after it happened and I was apprehensive about the process but her professionalism and advice made it a lot easier.
Emily Testimonial 2
"Could not have asked for a better outcome in terms of my claim.

Emily and Helen were amazing. They were prompt in responding to all I needed, extremely supportive, and always happy to go above and beyond. And far exceeded my expectations in terms of my pay out. Thank you so much. Could not be more happier. Amazing."
Emily Testimonial 3
I found Emily though Bicycle Queensland. My husband had died less than 2 months earlier and life suddenly became even difficult. Evie and Emily just took over with the insurance company, firstly with the claim for my bike, helmet and ruined clothes etc. They handled it all and I finally felt someone was on my side.

Apart from the friendly help, they were able to get me more payout than I would ever have been able to do. Thanks Evie and Emily, my amazing helpers. I could not have managed with out you.
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Get in touch with Emily Billiau today

Brisbane & Sydney

(07) 3014 6590