Areas of practice
Consumer protection law
Insurance – disability claims
Judicial review – motor accidents
Judicial review – workers compensation
Work injury damages
Workplace health and safety
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
Public and administrative
Bettina’s practice covers insurance, contract, general and professional negligence, professional disciplinary matters, occupational health and safety prosecutions and coronial inquiries, workers’ compensation and assessment of damages including in catastrophic personal injury and fatal accidents claims.
Bettina provides legal opinions, including for insurers and, in support of applications for leave to compromise claims of persons under disability. She acts as counsel at trial and appeal hearings, as well as pre-trial conferences and mediations. Over the last 12 months or so, Bettina has been engaged providing strategic and liability advice on historic child abuse matters.
Bettina has appeared as counsel in a variety of jurisdictions including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Coroner’s Court of Western Australia, District Court of Western Australia, High Court of Australia, State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Bettina completed the ACDC Mediators Course and accept briefs as a mediator. She has acted as an independent arbiter on a private dispute.
Bettina regularly presents papers for continuing legal education.
Bettina is a member of WA Bar Chambers Limited Board of Directors (the Francis Burt Chambers) and the chair of the Beehive Montessori School Board.
Qualifications: BJuris, LLB
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation