Elissa Mergard, LLB, was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 1998.
Since joining HBM Lawyers in 2002, she has greatly expanded her background in personal injury claims to gain extensive experience in all aspects of insurance litigation.
Elissa joined the HBM partnership in 2010 and focuses on providing expert advice on the liability of local governments, statutory authorities and not-for-profit organisations.
With a strong reputation for having an eye for detail, Elissa has advised clients extensively on fraudulent claims. She has defended claims in various jurisdictions, achieving successful outcomes for her clients in public and product liability and professional indemnity.
Elissa has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of policy coverage issues, providing comprehensive advice on contractual indemnity issues and dual insurance in particular.
Working closely with her clients and their insureds, Elissa advises comprehensively on risk management and current industry issues. She delivers value-added services to clients, providing educational services and strong claims support to her clients’ claims teams.
Elissa’s pragmatic approach to insurance litigation ensures efficient and sensible outcomes for her clients.