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Heather Osborne

Special Counsel, Perth Direct: +61 8 9476 3815 hosborne@gclegal.com.au

Heather advises clients on matters involving workers compensation, public liability, product liability and fatal incidents.

She has almost 20 years’ experience in defendant personal injuries claim management and litigation and has represented insurers, self-insureds and employers.

Her recent experience has been in managing workers’ compensation claims, including District Court proceedings as well as broader experience in personal injuries litigation and general insurance.

Heather’s clients are generally experienced insurance professionals.  Their service requirements can be complex and demanding, with pressure on appropriately assessing the risks, and managing a matter to a commercial resolution in a cost-effective manner.

Heather’s qualifications include a Masters of Law and she was awarded prizes in Insurance Law and Industrial and Intellectual Property as part of her Bachelor of Laws.  She has worked at several insurance law firms in Perth and at the Treasury Solicitor’s Office in London.

Heather has recently been appointed State Treasurer of the Perth branch of the Australian Insurance Law Association, with her committee role also including the organisation and chairing of sessions for AILA’s annual seminar programme.