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Clarissa Hanna

Clarissa has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Financial Economics from the University of Sydney.

Clarissa's practice includes litigation and dispute resolution as well as legal advice in the general insurance and debt recovery spheres.

Her focus is on complex property claims for insurers including motor property damage, loss of use and home and contents claims. Clarissa has particular expertise in liability and quantum disputes as to subrogated property damage claims arising from causes of action in breach of statutory duty, negligence and vicarious liability.

Clarissa's experience includes:

  • negotiating favourable settlement outcomes for institutional clients; 
  • advising insurer clients with respect to quantum and liability disputes; and 
  • representing clients, compiling evidence and making submissions in litigated recovery and defended property damage matters.

Clarissa takes a strategic and solutions-based approach to litigation, to deliver outcomes that uphold and protect clients' commercial interests. She prides herself in providing ethical, transparent and thorough service to clients. 

Clarissa's practice spans various jurisdictions including New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia. She acts for clients in litigated matters in the New South Wales Local Court, Australian Capital Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Western Australia Magistrate's Court. 

Prior to being admitted as a lawyer, Clarissa worked in private banking for high net worth individuals.

Clarissa is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the New South Wales Supreme Court, and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.