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Jessie Murphy-Allen

Insurance, Employment & Workplace Safety

Jessie Murphy-Allen


Jessie is an Associate within the Insurance and Workplace team. Having previously worked with the South Australian Government, Jessie has rare trial experience and significant understanding across a wide range of matters. Experience which she funnels into how she conducts her work today.

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.

Recent Experience:

  • 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.


  • Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (Asian Studies)


  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Chair of the Northern Community Legal Service

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