Wendy Blacker

Principal

Wendy has been providing legal services for almost 25 years. Working across a broad range of industry sectors, Wendy advises and acts for government, insurers, corporate self-insureds and individuals in litigated and non-litigated matters and in relation to risk management, legal liability, and regulatory regimes.

Wendy is recognised as a leader in her field. Since being listed as the only Australian corporate risk and insurance lawyer in Lawyer Monthly’s 100 leading lawyers in the Asia Pacific in 2011, Wendy and her team have been acknowledged annually for their skills and dedication. Wendy’s team has been repeatedly ranked as one of Australia’s leading insurance lawyers in Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and she has been described as “very responsive and accessible”, “outstanding”, “proactive”’ and “down to earth”. Wendy has been voted by her professional peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Medical Negligence annually since 2014, one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Litigation annually since 2016 and one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Insurance annually since 2016. Wendy was acknowledged as being recommended for professional indemnity in the Doyles 2016 Guide.

Wendy’s leadership integrity is demonstrated through her appointment as a legal member of the University of Sydney Human Research and Ethics Committee, an appointment she has held for in excess of 8 years, and as a former member of the Law Society of New South Wales Ethics Committee for 5 years.

Wendy and her team have significant experience with both high profile and highly sensitive cases. She has acted in national and international claims, including claims made in the USA and Singapore. In particular, Wendy’s sphere of expertise involves liability claims, including negligence, the health and allied health professions and the education sector.

Education
Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney (1994)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Technology Sydney (1994)
Diploma of Teaching (Nursing) (1985)
Registered Midwife (1980)
Registered Nurse (1977)

Admissions
Admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia (1995), the Federal Court of Australia (1995) and the Supreme Court of New South Wales (1994).