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Lucy Williams

As a partner in the commercial dispute resolution department of K&L Gates, Lucy Williams is involved in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation for a wide range of commercial clients including lawyers, accountants, auditors, financial advisers, directors, trustees, property developers, environmental consultants, energy and resources clients and insurers.

She acts on proceedings arising from commercial transactions, property dealings, mortgage/security arrangements, development schemes, trusts and environmental incidents. Lucy has handled a number of claims for banks and fund management businesses in their capacity as trustees of large superannuation funds. She does a significant amount of work in the defence of commercial claims against professionals including legal practitioners, financial advisers, brokers, accountants and auditors. 

Lucy has considerable experience assisting clients navigate responses to notices and investigations including those issued by regulatory agencies and government bodies including ASIC, APRA, the ATO, the Tax Practitioners Board and the Legal Services Commissioner.

As a member of the Insurance Coverage group, she advises a range of risk conscious corporate clients on insurance strategies and on the legal implications of policy wordings. Lucy also advises policy holders seeking to maximise recoveries on disputed insurance claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Lucy worked in the insurance team at a national Australian law firm based in Sydney, from there she moved to join the commercial litigation team of a large global litigation firm in London.

  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in Australia, 2024

"Lucy Williams is a leading insurance litigator, a pleasure to work with" and "Lucy Williams provides carefully considered advice which always covers all of the issues. Her manner is calm, focused and polished; she is never flustered which makes her particularly effective in mediations and in dealing with difficult personalities." (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2025
  • Law Society of New South Wales member
  • Australian Insurance Law Association member
  • "Limited Liability Scheme", Lawcover Conference, March 2022
  • "Scope of Solicitors Duties in relation to Wills and Estates", Lawcover Conference, March 2023
  • "So you think you have Limited Liability," LawCover Solicitor Conference, March 2014
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