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Jessie Murphy-Allen, Finlaysons Lawyers

Jessie Murphy-Allen

Senior Associate

Jessie is a Senior Associate within the Insurance and Workplace team. Having previously worked with the South Australian Government, Jessie has significant trial experience and understanding across a wide range of matters. Experience which she funnels into how she conducts her work today.
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Jessie is a real advocate for her clients. She believes that communication is key and has a calm and pragmatic approach, always viewing challenges from a problem solving perspective.

Her clients truly value that Jessie will always see the bigger picture. Jessie makes it a priority to truly get to know the client, as litigation often has ramifications for clients beyond the outcome of that particular case.


  • Provided advice and assisted counsel in relation to the interpretation of section 7 of the Return to Work Act 2014, in particular, the meaning of a significant contributing cause.
  • Acted for self-insured employers in relation to claims for compensation in the SA Employment Tribunal.
  • Acted for government department in relation to complex claims for serious injury under the Return to Work Act including issues of combination of multiple injuries.
  • Acted as counsel on contested interlocutory applications.
  • Acted Compulsory Third Party Insurers in defence of personal injury claims following motor vehicle accidents.
  • Acted for Various clients in relation to defamation matters including claims arising from electronic publications and social media.

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