Michelle Dunne

Consultant  |  Insurance

Sydney

+61 2 8262 2706

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Michelle embodies commitment, responsiveness, and pragmatism, using her legal expertise to ensure every challenge is met with effective solutions and steadfast support for her clients.

Michelle's experience in acting for corporate and government agencies, including local councils, schools, local health districts, biopharmaceutical companies, electric and water utilities, and commercial enterprises, provides her with an understanding of fundamental issues concerning those bodies. Her understanding enables her to provide her clients with appropriate strategies to better manage litigation, should it arise. 

Michelle has run matters at first instance and at appeal and is also well versed in alternative dispute resolution
methods. Michelle has also appeared in the Administrative Decisions Tribunal in the Anti-Discrimination division. She is known for devising resolution strategies that provide mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties involved.

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CAREER Information

Key Specialisations

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Dust Diseases

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Legal Studies, Macquarie University

Awards and recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2025 | Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2021 | Personal Injury Litigation

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Client Solutions

A Local Council 
Insurance
Client problem

Plaintiff fell down an embankment of a Fire trail within bushland of the Council's constituency. The Council was sued in the District Court of NSW for damages for personal injury allegedly suffered by the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff alleged that such injuries were caused by the Council's negligence.

outcome achieved

The claim was successfully defended in the District Court of NSW with the costs of the litigation being successfully recovered on behalf of the Council from the Plaintiff.

A Global Biopharmaceutical Company
Insurance
Client problem

A participant in a clinical trial alleged to have suffered adverse effects of an experimental drug administered during the trial and claimed compensation pursuant to the Medicines Australia Guidelines.

outcome achieved

The matter successfully settled via Alternate Dispute Resolution in the interests of all stakeholders.

Private High School
Insurance
Client problem

A student of a troubled home complained of bullying within the school which was to form a potential claim for compensation.

outcome achieved

After thorough investigation of the school's policies and protocols advice was provided to the school such that any action for compensation was avoided and no action was taken.

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Sydney

+61 2 8262 2706