Amanda Ryding is a partner in the insurance team, specialising in directors’ and officers’ exposure and professional indemnity claims. She has acted for both insurers and plaintiffs and has particular expertise in conducting large-scale litigation. Amanda has advised insurers in respect of a wide range of claims against directors, both under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the common law. Recently, Amanda was a key member of the team that brought the leading case on the operation of section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW), Chubb & ors v Moore & ors, to the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of NSW.
Amanda also practises in the area of education law, and has advised both schools and tertiary institutions on a wide range of issues.
Amanda has lectured and presented training seminars to clients on a range of subjects, including the Competition and Consumer Act, third party claims against insurers, document management, and email and internet risk management. She is the co-author of "The e company", published by Lawbook Co. Between 1990 and 2000, Amanda practiced in the UK.
In the 2014-15, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia, Amanda was listed as a leading insurance lawyer. She was also listed in the 2014 edition of Legal 500 as a recommended insurance lawyer for her "incredible ability to formulate strategy". In 2015, Doyle's Guide listed Amanda as a recommended Sydney professional indemnity lawyer.
Amanda was admitted to the Supreme Court in WA in 1989 and in NSW in 2001. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of WA and NSW, the Federal Court and High Court of Australia, as well as the High Court of England and Wales. Amanda joined the legal practice in 2008.
Amanda is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Women Lawyers Association, Women on Boards, the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Professional Indemnity Group, the Australian Insurance Law Association and Women in Insurance.