Thena Kyprianou Thena Kyprianou

Thena Kyprianou

Consultant Insurance | Canberra
02 62017245 tkyprianou@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Thena is an experienced litigator having practiced in dispute resolution for 33 years. She approaches dispute resolution by working with clients to deliver results which are practical, with a focus on her client’s objectives and cost-effectiveness. Her aim is always to deliver outstanding legal services at a reasonable cost.

Thena is highly regarded within the civil litigation sector and has worked across the ACT, NSW and Commonwealth jurisdictions. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all areas of civil litigation including workers’ compensation, insurance law, personal injury, professional conduct, professional negligence and employment disputes.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Insurance Law

Thena's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University

Thena's Expertise

  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Employment Law

Thena's Leadership

  • Law Council, Commonwealth Employment and Compensation Committee Member

Thena's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Professional conduct and regulation

Work Undertaken

Thena has acted for both regulatory authorities and respondents in professional conduct proceeding for many years. For a number of years she was a panel solicitor for the ACT Law Society. She also conducted a number of cases for the Australian Health Professional Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). She has also represented members of client unions such as the AEU, the ANF and the CPSU in disciplinary proceedings. See Medical Board of Australia v Melnish [2016] ACAT 20. Medical Board of Australia v Hocking [2015] ACAT 44

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Professional indemnity

Work Undertaken

Thena has conducted extensive litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants in professional negligence/indemnity claims, mostly involving medical and legal professionals. See for example G and M c Armellion [2009] ACTCA

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Worker’s compensation

Work Undertaken

Thena has over 30 years experience in Worker’s compensation proceedings in the Commonwealth, ACT and NSW jurisdictions. She has led a national team of lawyers in Comcare claims and she has conducted a number of precedent setting cases. See for example Barac v Farrell [1994] FCA 727 and Lesley v Wattyl Australia P/L [1997] 144 ALR 510

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Employment law

Work Undertaken

Thena has extensive experience in employment dispute resolution, having acted for both employers and employees over many years. She has provided advice to employers in managing under performance and misconduct by employees and to employees in code of conduct proceedings, discrimination claims and in disputes under the Fair Work Act 2009