Bettina Mangan

D   08 9220 0518
0412 257 228
PA Meredith Scott
PA T 08 9220 0478

Year of election to the Bar:

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Areas of practice


Consumer protection law
Professional liability

Personal injuries
Dust diseases
Insurance – disability claims
Judicial review – motor accidents
Judicial review – workers compensation  
Motor vehicles
Work injury damages
Workers compensation

Intentional torts
Professional negligence


Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety


Mediation and alternative dispute resolution  
Restraining orders



Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings



After working in a variety of litigation areas, Bettina Mangan gravitated towards insurance work.  

In 1989, she was appointed to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia’s panel of solicitors where she received instructions from other insurers, including Wesfarmers Insurance (WFI), Allianz, and CGU Insurance Australia (CGU) on a range of personal injury, property and some professional negligence matters as well as purely insurance and associated contractual matters. She also acted on occupational health and safety prosecutions and coronial inquiries.

Bettina established and supervised a family law practice in 2006. On 31 August, 2009 she retired as a partner of Lavan Legal and the following day joined the independent Bar.

Bettina receives a steady stream of work from solicitors who act for insurers, on a variety of matters. The general profile of her work is in catastrophic injury matters, contractual indemnities, coronial inquests, insurance, negligence and professional disciplinary matters. Within her practice, she provides opinions and acts as counsel at trial and appeal hearings, as well as at some pre-trial conferences and mediations.  

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, Family Court of Australia, Family Court of Western Australia, High Court of Australia, Magistrates Court of Western Australia, Northern Territory Magistrates Court, State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Bettina is a qualified mediator.



Qualifications: BJuris, LLB


Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation