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Amanda Bishop

Amanda Bishop

Special Counsel

Amanda Bishop practises in the areas of insurance, commercial litigation, and regulation in the health sector. Her clients include insurers in Australia and other countries, as well as self-insureds, individuals and corporations from the construction, property development, energy and professional sectors.

Amanda's principal experience in the insurance sector covers general liability, property damage and business interruption, including building and construction. She has acted in many types of matters, ranging from domestic insurance claims to complex, multi-party large quantum liability disputes.

She also has extensive experience in the commercial litigation field and has acted in building and construction contract disputes, estate and probate claims, breaches of trust, fiduciary actions including directors and officers disputes, disputed share sale agreements, contractual breaches and misleading and deceptive conduct.

Amanda regularly appears in state and federal courts in connection with contested and non-contested matters and case management processes, as well as representing clients at informal and pre-trial conferences and as instructing solicitor at trial. Where appropriate, she uses alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

In addition to commercial litigation skills, Amanda acts on behalf of the health sector regulatory authority in proceedings against health professionals, including conduct of disciplinary proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal and hearings before the professional standard committee.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the High Court of Australia, 2003Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2003


  • Acting on instructions from the underwriters in a recovery action following claims in relation to design and construct contract for processing tanks at a nickel mine
  • Acting for insurers in a professional indemnity claim against a firm of architects for claims in negligence and breach of contract in a large scale commercial construction project
  • Acting for insurers of a firm of accountants sued for negligence and breach of contract in performance of due diligence in the purchase of a business
  • Acting on instructions from insurers in connection with damage caused in the course of piling works undertaken as part of a domestic construction contract
  • Acting on instructions from a developer in a claim for negligence and misleading and deceptive conduct arising from defective work in a large scale property development
  • Acting on instructions from directors in a claim that included misleading and deceptive conduct arising from the sale of shares in a resource company

    Insight Overview

    Amanda is experienced in providing presentations and authoring publications on legal issues affecting her areas of expertise, including topics such as the ethical obligations of solicitors.

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Law Society of Western Australia (including membership of Brief editorial committee)
    • Women Lawyers of Western Australia (former elected member for Committee and Executive)
    • Law Society of Western Australia
    • Participant mentor in the University of Western Australia's Blackstone Law Society 'Women in the law' mentoring scheme.