Pamela Madafiglio

One of the firm’s most experienced insurance lawyers, Pamela Madafiglio heads our Sydney Insurance and Corporate Disputes team. With over 30 years in practice, she has formidable expertise in complex corporate litigation, insurance, product liability and administrative law.

Pamela deals with all forms of insurance including professional indemnity, directors and officers, trustees liability and financial institutions. She has vast experience in product development including policy wordings in both retail and wholesale lines, and corporate risk.

A sought-after litigator, Pamela has led complex commercial litigation and high-profile class actions across diverse sectors including financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, health, manufacturing, energy, higher education and government.

In her administrative law practice, Pamela works with universities on governance, funding, student discipline and other regulatory matters. She regularly advises on enabling and other relevant legislation such as the freedom of information state and commonwealth legislation, and the Independent Commission Against Corruption and Ombudsman’s Acts.

Pamela’s combined insurance, litigious and administrative law expertise has also seen her involved in Inquiries and Royal Commissions, most recently in the high-profile James Hardie matter. She currently has instructions in relation to the Queensland flood Commission of Inquiry.

Consistently recognised as one of Australia’s leading insurance and dispute resolution lawyers, Chambers Global notably describes her as ‘sensational’ and ‘a first-class lawyer with enormous intellectual capacity’.

Pamela is the principal author of the firm’s highly regarded Insurance Contracts Handbook, and maintains a strong involvement with both the insurance industry and administrative law associations, having held senior positions on peak industry bodies.

New South Wales Interstate Rail Network Restructure

Advised NSW Government in relation to a major restructure of the State's non-metropolitan rail system which included an investment of A$800 million+ in rail infrastructure by the Commonwealth Government. The arrangements effectively incorporated 3000kms of NSW interstate and Hunter Valley mainline railway track under the same operation and management as the interstate standard gauge mainline railway track. We also subsequently advised on commercial arrangements in relation to the take up by ARTC of the Metropolitan Freight Network and the Southern Sydney Freight Line.