Carmen Elder’s practice focuses on insurance and dispute resolution, including director and officer (D&O) liability, professional liability, franchising litigation, commercial litigation and indemnity advice. She has more than 15 years’ experience acting for companies and insurers on managing risk, developing dispute resolution strategies and conducting litigation in a range of Courts and jurisdictions.

She regularly acts for and advises about D&O liability on instructions from directors or insurers in regulatory investigations and regulator-instigated proceedings involving pecuniary penalty provisions, banning orders and other relief (ever mindful of the risk of class actions following thereafter). She also acts for a broad range of professionals in the financial lines, property and construction industries, encompassing low value but strategically significant litigation, complex and high value litigation and class actions. Carmen’s experience in commercial litigation spreads across a range of issues including alleged infringement of intellectual property rights, alleged non-payment of rebates and commissions, enforcement of restraint of trade clauses and wrongful termination allegations.