Carter Newell strengthens insurance team with new special counsel

The appointment “reflects the firm’s growth in, and deep commitment to, the Victorian market,” said a firm partner

Carter Newell strengthens insurance team with new special counsel
Jane Coventry

Carter Newell has announced the appointment of a new special counsel to strengthen its insurance team in Melbourne.

Jane Coventry specialises in financial lines insurance, with a focus on regulatory matters. She has much experience with professional negligence claims.

She has defended accountants, solicitors, financial planners and health professionals. She has also acted for companies, as well as their directors and officers.

Coventry has been involved in prosecutions and investigations under management and statutory liability policies, including in those respect of claims made by WorkSafe Victoria, the Environment Protection Authority, ASIC, the ACCC and IBAC. She has also served as coverage counsel in various matters.

She has experience with many facets of litigation, and has appeared before all Victorian courts, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court and the High Court.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jane to the team in Melbourne. Jane is an exceptional lawyer with a loyal following. Her appointment reflects the firm’s growth in, and deep commitment to, the Victorian market,” said Ben Hall, partner in Carter Newell’s Melbourne office.

Managing partner Paul Hopkins pointed to Coventry’s skillset as an asset for the firm as it grows its offering in the region.

“Our offering to clients across our eastern seaboard offices continues to grow with client demand,” he said. “[Jane’s] extensive knowledge and industry experience positions us very well to continue providing clients with service and depth of expertise that the firm is recognised for.”

In February, the firm promoted two lawyers to special counsel in its Sydney and Brisbane offices.

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