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Samantha Hocking

Special Counsel, Adelaide Direct: +61 8 8215 7011

With extensive experience in the professional indemnity arena, Samantha has advised on many significant high stakes claims from coverage advice, through strategy to resolution. Such claims have involved engineering consultants, allied health professionals, and accountants, and often entail complex issues including causation, scope, and claim quantification.

She enjoys a wide ranging construction practice acting for insurers and a large multi-national engineering consultant, in which she manages both multi-million dollar litigation in all Australian jurisdictions and local residential building disputes. Samantha has acted in the defence of difficult medical claims including a sonographer, pathology laboratory, and pharmaceutical company in which her previous experience as a registered general nurse was invaluable in understanding the relevant issues and appropriate claim response.

Samantha has experience in claims against accountants, including issues of policy coverage in context of conflict of interest and scope of professional engagement. She has a particular interest in construction law and is undertaking a Master of Construction Law through the University of Melbourne.

Articles and Presentations

Clinical judgment v Wisdom in hindsight – case note; Lange v O’Carrigan (2013) 21(10) HLB 464