Sheridan Kersey

Senior Associate

Sheridan’s practice is focused on public liability and professional indemnity claims.

Her experience includes managing matters for insurers/underwriting agencies, primarily assisting in the defence of personal injury and property damage claims brought against insureds in various industries. Categories of insureds include allied health practitioners, personal trainers and gyms, residential and commercial property owners, body corporates, and child care centres.

Sheridan also represents health practitioners who are the subject of disciplinary inquiries. She is experienced in responding to complaints before the Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland.

Sheridan is also experienced in latent diseases claims, specifically defending claims arising from workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust.

Nov 21, 2023

INSIGHT: Case Note | The Supreme Court of Queensland again orders a permanent stay of proceedings in a child abuse claim, meanwhile the High Court of Australia overturns one

In August 2022, the Supreme Court of Queensland granted a permanent stay of proceedings in the matter of Willmot v State of Queensland[1], which involved allegations of child sexual and physical abuse occurring between 1957 and 1967.  Chief Justice Bowskill concluded that a fair trial was not possible due to the passage of time since […]

Nov 23, 2022

INSIGHT: High Court of Australia grants application for special leave to appeal a decision to permanently stay proceedings involving historical child sexual abuse

Warning: This Case Note discusses serious sexual and physical abuse. We recently published a Case Note about the Queensland Supreme Court decision of Willmot v State of Queensland [2022] QSC 167, which outlined when a permanent stay should be granted in a case involving allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse that were said to […]