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Fiona Holdsworth

Insurance, Health & Aged Care

Fiona Holdsworth

Special Counsel

Fiona is a Special Counsel in our Insurance practice area. She has over 20 years of experience working in insurance and civil litigation, including three years in the civil service of the Crown Solicitors Office.

For Fiona, communication is the key to negotiating workable and constructive resolutions. Clients appreciate her openness and honesty but, just as importantly, Fiona seeks to create an environment that helps others to communicate easily with her.

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Fiona specialises in the defence of medical negligence, asbestos exposure and motor accident claims and is frequently involved in complex and multi-partnered litigation. She represents insurers within the Workers Compensation Tribunal of South Australia, the New South Wales Dust Diseases Tribunal and the District Court of South Australia in relation to asbestos claims.

Often dealing with highly complicated matters involving many different parties, Fiona strives to apply her legal knowledge and experience to negotiate outcomes. She seeks the most practical and positive resolution offered by the law, and her timely and pragmatic approach helps her efficiently achieve her client’s objectives.

Fiona’s Insurance law expertise is acknowledged in Best Lawyers Australia, including the 2020 edition as well as in Doyles 2018 as a Leading Dust Diseases Liability Lawyer (Defendant) and Leading Medical Negligence & Malpractice Lawyer. 


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts



  • Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) Member