Emma Locke

Senior Associate

Emma Locke is a Senior Associate at Wendy Blacker Lawyers.

Emma has assisted in the management and defence of personal injury and professional liability claims arising from both general liability and professional indemnity matters. Her experience includes assessing liability, considering contributory negligence and vicarious liability arguments, analysing medical evidence, reviewing policies, considering indemnification, assessing quantum, posting reserves and advising generally on strategy. She has also represented and advocated on behalf of clients at mediations and informal settlement conferences.

Emma has worked closely with insurers, corporate entities and insureds on a wide range of complex and high risk claims. She has assisted in the defence of professional negligence claims against government agencies particularly in the education sector, allied health providers, brokers, lawyers and architects and public liability claims against government organisations, shopping centres and occupiers generally. In addition, Emma completed a secondment for a corporate client, which gave her invaluable insight into the internal priorities and processes of claims management.

Emma is an experienced researcher and has drafted presentations and published articles on issues relating to public liability, professional negligence, consumer law, privacy, procedure and discrete issues arising under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) and Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth).

Key Industry Sectors
Health and allied health

Administration law
Discrimination (non-workplace)
Intentional torts
Liability (product, professional, public)
Litigation and dispute resolution
Medical negligence
Personal injury
Policy interpretation
Professional negligence
Recovery (contribution and debt)

Bachelors of Laws (Honours 1) & Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame Australia (2010)

Admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.