Kate Stockford

Special Counsel

Areas of expertise

Workers compensation | Property damage


Kate works with national insurance companies and their insureds to provide advice on all areas of workers compensation, property damage and compulsory third party insurance claims.

Kate specialises in obtaining reasonably arguable case orders for clients, negotiating settlements in a variety of Tribunals and Courts and providing timely advice on claim management.


Kate’s focus is on providing practical result focused advice.

Examples of her experience include:

  • settlement of several million dollar personal injuries claims;
  • successfully obtaining judgements in the Magistrates Court and the Tasmanian Civil & Administrative Tribunal;
  • defending and initiating property damage claims in the Magistrates Court; and
  • negotiating for clients for the overall settlements of claims.

Kate is a member of the Tasmanian State Committee of the Australian Insurance Law Association and was involved in running a workers compensation masterclass for industry members in 2015.

She regularly appears in the Tasmanian Civil & Administrative Tribunal, Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal and the Supreme and Magistrates Courts of Tasmania.

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