Claire Mallon is a senior associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She has more than two decades of dispute resolution experience acting for transnational and national corporations and government, with a particular focus on the construction, finance, insurance, engineering, transport, manufacturing, mining and defence sectors across Australia and in the UK.

    Claire has significant experience in managing and resolving various types of disputes involving breach of contract, breach of duty of care, misleading and deceptive conduct, professional liability, regulatory enforcement, product liability, public liability, supplier’s liability, toxic torts, catastrophic and deceased estate claims. She has managed all aspects of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, from initial assessments of statements of claim, drafting pleadings, motions and submissions, representing and advising clients during court proceedings and mediations through to final settlement.

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    • Acted for a public and charter transport service provider in the successful prosecution of its accountancy firm for breach of contract, negligence, misleading and deceptive conduct and tort of deceit in the Federal Court.
    • Engaged by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as part of teams conducting complex regulatory enforcement proceedings against financial advisors and banks in relation to, variously, managed investment schemes and alleged manipulation of the bank bill swap reference rate.
    • Acted for CSR Limited and (later and separately) for Amaca Pty Ltd in relation to a high volume of asbestos injury compensation claims heard before the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal involving employer’s, product, supplier’s and public liability claims, as well as cross-claims and apportionment of liability proceedings.
    • Acted for Zurich Global Energy (part of Zurich insurance) in multiple engineering, construction and mining-related claims.
    • Acted for the UK Ministry of Defence in relation to employer’s liability and medical negligence claims arising from training and peace-keeping operations, in the English County Courts.

    Education

    • University of Sydney, Master of Health Law, 2012
    • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Laws, 1994
    • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts, 1991

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1997
    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 1995
    • Notary Public, New South Wales

    Languages

    • Japanese
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