Samantha Kelly

Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Samantha Kelly

Samantha Kelly

Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Biography

Samantha has over ten years experience acting for clients on commercial, professional indemnity and common law matters. Samantha advises her clients on Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (Compensation and Consumer Act) (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (Trade Practices Act)) issues, defamation, breach of professional duty, insurance and general liability.

Samantha has conducted litigation matters in all Australian courts, from the High Court of Australia to the Local Court and various tribunals. Samantha has also acted for clients in Coronial inquests and Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiries.

She advises on a wide variety of issues affecting statutory authorities and provides assistance for implementing risk management strategies and updating policies and procedures within those authorities.

Samantha advises the majority of New South Wales local councils and a number of local government schemes and London Underwriters.

Samantha has conducted several matters before the High Court of Australia including:

Waverley Municipal Council ats Guy Swain
Mosman Municipal Council & Ors ats Fitzgibbon
Wentworth Council ats Joslyn & Berryman
Great Lakes Council & Anor ats Dederer
Clients
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty ltd
Statewide Mutual
StateCover Mutual Limited
United Independent Pools: Westpool and Metropool
Various local councils
Key experience
Defending numerous proceedings against local councils commenced by coastal residents seeking compensation for alleged diminution in value of their properties as a result of the continued threat of coastal erosion. Residents are also seeking declarations council planning policies are unlawful and illegal. The matters raise complicated environmental and planning law issues and could determine the course of claims related to long climate change issues against other Australian seaboard councils.
Acting for a mutual scheme in proceedings commenced against its investment manager for breaches of contract, misleading conduct, negligence and Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) violations as a result of investing in prohibited products.
Acting for Denilquin Council in Four Seasons Waste Pty Limited v Deniliquin Council in which Four Seasons unsuccessfully sued Council alleging it breached provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act (formerly Trade Practices Act) and acted unconscionably in its tendering process.
Acting for Lake Macquarie in a class action by owners of land adjacent a zinc smelting site who alleged negligence in the zoning of land and in issuing planning certificates and development approvals.
Acting for Port Stephens Council in a claim for devaluation of land which became flood prone following adjacent construction.
Professional Qualification
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships
Law Society of New South Wales
Risk Management Institution of Australasia

Publications
'Defamation Developments', Year in Review, January 2010
'Civil Liability & Judicial Review', Year in Review, January 2010
'Insurance Focus', 2010

Seminars
Samantha also writes and delivers numerous presentations, papers and seminars on a variety of issues affecting local government, tort reform and the insurance industry in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Recent presentations include:
'Managing risks associated with climate change', 2010
'Managing defamation claims', 2010.

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US Managing Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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General Counsel & Head of Risk, Canada at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Chairman-Norton Rose Fulbright-South Africa at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Career History
Partner
2016 - Current

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Partner
Prior - 2016

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Other Affiliations

Samantha Kelly is affiliated with Norton Rose Fulbright, DLA Piper

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