Jane O'Neill is a partner in the insurance and financial services team.
Jane's practice extends to coverage and defence of claims, inquiries and investigations against a wide range of professionals, particularly those in the construction and financial services industries. She has extensive experience in:
- advising and acting in relation to investigations, inquiries and proceedings brought by ASIC and other government and statutory regulators;
- defending complaints made against financial firms (such as those in the financial advice, funds management, mortgage broker and insurance sectors) to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority; and
- acting for construction professionals such as architects, engineers and building certifiers in high quantum, multi-party construction disputes in the Supreme Court of NSW.
Jane has also advised leading domestic and London market insurers in relation to complex coverage issues arising under professional indemnity, investment managers and directors' and officers' liability policies.
In the 2020-2023 editions, Jane was recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading insurance lawyer and in the 2023 edition, a leading construction and infrastructure lawyer.
Jane is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2017.