Cathryn Prowse is a partner in the insurance team with extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution in all Victorian and federal jurisdictions.
Primarily through professional indemnity, management liability and other financial lines insurers, Cathryn receives instructions to act on behalf of a wide range of professionals and entities. These include construction professionals, education providers, local councils, financial advisors, estate agents, valuers, accountants and healthcare/pharmaceutical professionals. In this context Cathryn provides both complex coverage advice and defence work.
Through title insurers, Cathryn receives instructions to conduct property related proceedings and mortgage recoveries involving fraud, resulting in long-tail, multi party proceedings.
Alongside her insurance work, Cathryn runs a busy employment practice, acting for employers in unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination and other workplace-related claims. She provides advice in connection with termination, redundancy, employment contracts, sub-contractor arrangements and best practice workplace policies. Cathryn also acts in the disciplinary space, conducting proceedings into the conduct and performance of regulated professionals and running registration/licensing appeals.
Cathryn is listed in the 2018-2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of insurance law. In the 2022 edition, she was also listed for her expertise in Professional Malpractice Litigation.
Cathryn joined the legal practice as a partner in 2012. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.