Vanessa Kemp is a partner in the insurance team with extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution.

Her expertise is primarily in general liability and product liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and general insurance.

Vanessa’s experience includes acting for insurers of lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, financial planners and building and construction professionals, including architects, engineers and building surveyors, as well as other professionals. She also acts for psychologists and other health professionals, including in relation to their representation at disciplinary hearings and coronial inquests. Vanessa also defends general liability claims against builders, contractors, retailers and occupiers of commercial premises. She works in all Victorian and Federal jurisdictions.

Vanessa provides advice on policy drafting and the interpretation of complex policy indemnity issues, as well as advice on managing motor vehicle and property damage claims. She has had several years' experience in-house at a large Australian insurer, managing general and product liability claims.

Vanessa is listed in the 2014-2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of insurance law. She is also listed in the 2022 and 2023 edition for product liability litigation. Vanessa was listed by Doyle's Guide as a recommended Melbourne Medical Negligence & Malpractice lawyer in 2018 and 2019, and in 2019, she was listed in Doyle's Guide as a leading Melbourne Dust Diseases lawyer.

Vanessa was admitted to practice in New South Wales and Victoria in 1999, and is also admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia.

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Law Association
  • Women In Insurance
  • Treasurer, Victorian Chapter, Australian Professional Indemnity Group
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