Health & Government
Francesca has 20 years’ experience as a defendant insurance litigation lawyer and specialises in general insurance litigation and medical negligence.
Francesca joined Curwoods as a Partner following Curwoods Lawyers acquisition of GILD Insurance Litigation Pty Ltd (GILD), a subsidiary of Suncorp, on 21 September 2012. Francesca was the Executive Manager of GILD, having been appointed to that role in January 2009, and was the Solicitor Director of GILD Insurance Litigation Pty Ltd.
As GILD’s Executive Manager, Francesca led a team of 41 solicitors representing NSW Government agencies and corporate insurance businesses who entrust GILD with insurance litigation matters of significant political sensitivity and legal complexity. In her role as Executive Manager she provided advice to NSW Ministry of Health concerning issues of privilege, open disclosure and communications with patients and their families. Throughout her career, Francesca has represented the interests of NSW Ministry of Health and other NSW Government agencies, as well as the individual members of Australia’s largest Medical Defence Organisation.
Francesca is a regular presenter at client seminars. In 2010 she was selected to interview candidates for the NSW Law Society’s Accredited Specialist program in Personal Injury (Medical Negligence).
Francesca is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective legal services to her customers with particular focus on early resolution and excellent outcomes. Francesca is committed to creating a work environment in which talent and intellectual growth is nurtured and individual needs are respected.
Francesca is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Association of Women in Insurance and a Board member of Brigidine College, St Ives.