Emma Mawson

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel Melbourne

Emma is an experienced commercial litigator with over 25 years' experience in private practice (in both Australia and the United Kingdom) advising corporate, government and regulatory clients across a broad range of issues.

Trusted to manage high value and sensitive matters from inception to completion, she is proficient at communicating complex legal issues to clients, has excellent written expression and can draft difficult legal advices and pleadings. Emma is experienced in managing large-scale complex litigation and has a known track record of strategic decisions for its conduct and disposition.

Notable Work
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Australia: acted in the class action in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Department of Health: acted in the class actions issued by junior doctors in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • CommInsure: acted in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • Salvation Army: acted in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Private corporate clients: acted for clients across a range of industries (health, property development, mining, financial services, manufacturing), including Vision Eye Institute, Healius, ANZ, EnergyAustralia, Vale Australia, OfficeMax, Monash University, IOOF.
  • Numerous policyholder clients: acted in contested Federal Court of Australia proceedings against insurers in relation to claims under Industrial Special Risk policies for more than $50 million.
  • Individual policyholders: acted in the recent group test case proceedings brought by insurers to resolve key issues of construction and the operation of business interruption insurance policies in relation to COVID-19-related losses.
  • Corporate policyholder clients: acted in claims against insurers, including for Tenix, IOOF, ANZ, Singapore Power, TruEnergy, UBI, RACV, Australian Pipe & Tube and Renex.
  • Victorian Government: acts in relation to claims arising from the compulsory acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition & Compensation Act.
  • Corporate clients: acts in relation to issues arising from commercial and retail tenancies, property development projects and joint ventures, including Monash University, Stockland, Forestfield, Origin and Medallist.
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