Caroline Helman

Principal Lawyer

Caroline is an experienced government lawyer with expertise in litigation, dispute resolution, commercial law, insurance law and Commissions of Inquiry.

Prior to joining Crown Law in 2009, Caroline worked in the private sector, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

Caroline has acted in a broad range of commercial matters including:

  • acting in class actions
  • acting in commercial litigation actions
  • acting for the State of Queensland in Commissions of Inquiry and Royal Commissions
  • conducting mediations and settlement conferences
  • drafting and advising on different contracts, advising on intellectual property issues, interpretation of different Queensland and Australian statutes, trade practices and administrative law issues
  • acting for insurers and corporations in maritime law matters including statutory interpretation, sale and purchase of vessels, towage contracts, research as to marine insurance and maritime law issues
  • advising on contracts and commercial transactions for energy resources
  • defending malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claims
  • advising on a wide range of commercial issues including statutory interpretation, statutory powers, indemnities, tendering issues, industrial relations, trade practices law, judicial review, privacy issues and freedom of information
  • defending public liability claims and compulsory third party claims pursuant to the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld)
  • defending master and servant actions
  • defending public liability and property damage claims
  • defending personal injuries, public liability, medical negligence and death claims pursuant to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld), the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) and the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld).