Allison Langford

Allison Langford

Principal Insurance | Brisbane
07 3231 0612 alangford@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Allison has specialised in insurance law and litigation for over 25 years. Throughout this time she has developed exceptionally high-level litigation skills. She proactively drives claims resolution and is outcome focused. Allison advocates for her clients and develops strong relationships with them.

Allison is completing a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations Law at the University of Melbourne with a special interest in Workplace Health and Safety Laws in Australia.

In recognition of Allison’s experience in Insurance, Health and Medical Law, she was appointed as a solicitor member of the Royal Brisbane and Royal Women’s District Health Council from 2001 to 2004. In 2004 Allison was appointed by the Queensland Minister for Health as the lawyer member of the Queensland Medical Board, holding that position until 2007.

Recommended Workers Compensation & Work Cover Lawyer
Doyles Guide, 2017

Allison's Qualifications

  • Graduate diploma in Industrial Relations Law (currently), University of Melbourne
  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, Queensland University of Technology

Allison's Expertise

  • Workers’ Compensation insurance
  • Professional Indemnity insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • CTP insurance
  • Public liability insurance

Allison's Leadership

  • Women in Insurance
  • Australian Life Underwriters and Claims Association (ALUCA)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
  • Board Member, Inala Primary Care
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

 

Allison's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Workers compensation

Work Undertaken

Appointed to represent Workcover in the F11-Reseal/Deseal litigation which involved multiple claimants, complex medical, indemnity and limitation issues and the application of repealed legislation.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Workers compensation

Work Undertaken

Lusk and Anor v Sapwell - successfully appealed a decision holding an employer liable for the sexual assault of a worker by a customer.

Marshall v Queensland Rehabilitation Service P/L-successfully defended an action for damages for injuries sustained whilst providing nursing services to an employer’s client.

Pols v AME Products P/L - successfully defended an action for damages for injuries sustained from an assault at work. 

Larkin v Suncorp Staff P/L - successfully appealed a decision holding an employer liable for injuries sustained on cabinetry handles in the workplace. 

Fatnowna v Acril Quality Testing - successfully defended an action for damages for injuries sustained shovelling wet coal at the employer’s premises.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Professional indemnity

Work Undertaken

Hattabi v Le Mass Solicitors- successfully defended an action in negligence for a lost chance to pursue a personal injuries action.

Author of Lexon’s Personal Injury Risk Procedure Pack, an online risk management tool available to every solicitor in Queensland insured by Lexon. The programme is a detailed step by step guide to the three personal injury regimes, highlighting important timeframes and requirements of the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 and Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994.

Allison's recent publications

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  1. AAT eyes claim with scepticism – K&S Freighters come out on top

    20 Dec 2018

    AAT eyes claim with scepticism – K&S Freighters come out on top On 10 October 2012, Mr Horvath said that he got shot in his left eye with a high pressure stream of hydrogen gas. He was working as a truck driver delivering gas cylinders at the...

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  2. Ward v Metlife - meaning of "Occupation"

    12 Apr 2015

    In the decision of Ward v MetLife Insurance Ltd [2014] WASCA 119, the Western Australia Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the District Court and ordered that the Defendant Insurer, MetLife, pay an Income Protection Benefit to the Plaintiff, Mr...

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