Karen Bulluss

Principal  |  Insurance

(02) 8262 2737

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Karen is a distinguished, pragmatic lawyer, widely recognised for her unwavering commitment to defend her clients.

Karen is a Principal within the firm's Insurance division. She has been defending claims on behalf of major insurers since 2003. She specialises in resolving all types of CTP claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents and is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

From 1 December 2017 until 1 March 2021, when the NSW Personal Injury Commission commenced, Karen was appointed as a DRS Claims Assessor by the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority. During her appointment, she assessed and delivered decisions on Claims Assessment disputes relating to liability and damages. She has also been published in the Law Society of NSW Journal.

Karen regularly provides training seminars to insurance clients covering topics such as indemnity, blameless accidents, contributory negligence, and Compensation to Relatives claims. She has also provided one-on-one training for her clients' employees with no claims experience and become an informal mentor to new claims staff.

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Key Specialisations

Qualifications

Bachelor Of Economics, University Of Sydney
Bachelor Of Laws (Honours), University Of Sydney
Master Of Laws, University Of Sydney
Personal Injury Accredited Specialist

Community Involvement

Member, New South Wales Law Society
Member, Women In Insurance

Client Solutions

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Client problem

Karen's client faced a multi-million dollar judgment.

outcome achieved

Karen resolved the matter with her client owing only 10% of what was originally claimed.

Insurer
advisory
Client problem

Karen's client required guidance on new legislation.

outcome achieved

Karen provided training seminars to claims staff on multiple aspects of the new legislation and guidelines.

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professional indemnity
Client problem

Karen's client faced a claim for indemnity pursuant to s151Z of the Workers' Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) .

outcome achieved

Karen successfully ran the litigation, with judgment for the insurer upheld in the Court of Appeal and costs awarded in the client's favour.

"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."