Carolyn Riley


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Commencement Date:
Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies, College of Law (2015)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Notre Dame (2014)
Admission Details:
Supreme Court of Western Australia (2015)
Areas of Expertise:
Insurance/Personal Injury

Carolyn is an associate in Kott Gunning’s Insurance and Risk Practice Group. She was admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in 2015 but commenced working in the area of insurance law in 2009 as a law clerk. Prior to that, she worked in various other roles in the legal industry since 1996. Carolyn has a number of years of experience in various aspects of personal injury/insurance law including motor vehicle accident claims, public liability, medical negligence and criminal injuries compensation. She has also developed an interest in workers’ compensation. Carolyn is experienced in:

  • Advising on liability and quantum, including potential legal issues that may arise, from both the plaintiff and defendant perspective
  • Preparing submissions for the Assessor of Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Preparing schedules of damages and conducting settlement negotiations both informally and as part of the civil claim procedure in the District Court of Western Australia
  • Appearing in the District Court of Western Australia and Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Briefing counsel, preparing for, and instructing counsel at trials in the District Court of Western Australia
  • Preparing documents relevant to WorkCover proceedings and appearing in WorkCover
Memberships and Affiliations:
  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • The Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Women Lawyers Western Australia
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