Natasha Burn

Special Counsel

T: +61 (0) 8 9265 6029
natasha.burn@hbalegal.com


Experience

Natasha has over 12 years’ experience representing clients across the insurance industry as well as health practitioners and Government. She has practised exclusively in insurance law since her admission as a barrister and solicitor in 2009.

Natasha has an enviable reputation and track record for managing a diverse portfolio of professional indemnity, industrial diseases, life insurance and general insurance claims. Today, she is a senior member of HBA’s national Medical Malpractice and Health team, based in our Perth office. She is rated by clients and peers as a leading medical negligence and malpractice (defendant) lawyer in the highly regarded Doyle’s Guide.

Natasha actively supports the professional development health practitioners and other lawyers as an author for various LexisNexis publications, including the Australian Health Law Bulletin, and via her role as a regular and popular presenter of informative legal education seminars.

Natasha graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) in 2008.

Expertise

Natasha advises public and private hospitals, health practitioners, healthcare entities, major corporations, as well as private insurers and claims managers. She devises strategies to achieve the best outcomes across professional, public and products liability claims, and in disciplinary and regulatory investigations for major corporate self-insured entities, private insurers, the Government Insurance Division and major private hospitals. She also advises on the interpretation of insurance contracts in professional indemnity and life insurance matters.

As an experienced litigator, Natasha regularly appears as Counsel at pre-trial and mediation conferences in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia, and at informal conferences where she frequently negotiates the resolution of claims on behalf of major insurer and corporate clients.

Why clients like her …

Natasha is efficient, pragmatic and approachable in all dealings with clients and peers and highly values and respects the professional relationships she has forged over her years of practice.

Natasha invests time in discussing the concerns and objectives of her individual clients and takes time to understand their business operations and priorities. This enables her to provide strategic advice focused on pragmatic and directed settlement strategies which are adopted to meet her individual client’s goals but necessarily underpinned by an accurate assessment of liability and quantum.