Alexis commenced her legal career practising primarily in all areas of insurance law and dispute resolution and continues to enjoy this area of practice. Joining Meridian Lawyers in 2018 having previously worked for other leading Queensland and National insurance law practices, Alexis has gained valuable experience acting for self-insureds, large corporations, local and international insurers and underwriters, and claims managers.
Alexis has represented clients from a broad range of industries including construction, mining, transport, retail, local governments, and health sectors. Additionally, she has spent time working in-house for a large Australian insurer managing a broad portfolio of liability claims and associated recovery actions across all Australian jurisdictions, including some historical child sexual abuse claims in the not-for-profit, educational and faith based sectors. Alexis’ diverse range of experience has helped shape her ability to identify, understand and respond to the particular needs and drivers of different clients.
Alexis has a particular interest in complex claims such as multi-party disputes, workplace accidents, contractual disputes – particularly those involving contractual indemnities, obligations to insure and dual insurance issues, as well as advising clients in respect of policy construction and interpretation issues.
Alexis also represents the interests of Allied Health clients in responding to investigations, complaints and disciplinary action by statutory health authorities such as AHPRA, the Office of the Health Ombudsman, Medicare and disciplinary matters referred by the National Boards to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Having also spent time working as a Centre Manager at a long day care centre in New South Wales (and been through the Assessment and Rating process), Alexis has a detailed understanding of the Child Care industry, including providers’ responsibilities and obligations under the Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations.