HBA Legal (Crawford’s Australian law firm) has bolstered its capability across medical malpractice, personal injury and general insurance claims, bringing in well-known Perth litigator Natasha Burn.
Burn has over 12 years’ experience in the defendant insurance space, joining HBA as special counsel after more than nine years with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. She was named a leading medical negligence and malpractice lawyer in the prestigious 2020 Doyle’s Guide.
HBA Legal Managing Director, Brett Ablong, said Burn has a strong reputation with major public and private insurers, the WA state government insurer, major hospitals as well as large multinational corporations.
“As a senior member of our team Natasha is well equipped to have carriage of the day to day conduct of a large portfolio of medical malpractice, life insurance, industrial diseases and product liability claims.”
Jason Spencer, global president, Crawford Legal Services™ commented: “Natasha is our fourth significant recruit in as many months as we grow HBA’s capability and it is fantastic to have someone of Natasha’s calibre coming into the team.”
Spencer continued: “Crawford in Australia can offer a single supplier capability that spans the entire lifecycle of the claim, from initial notification of loss through to effective resolution, with legal support from HBA fully integrated into that process, as we fulfill our purpose to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities. Clients who are using Crawford across the claim lifecycle are telling us it is game changing.”
Burn explained why she was attracted to HBA: “This is a law firm that approaches the insurance market in a new and innovative way. The intelligent industry solutions that HBA can offer clients as part of Crawford are compelling and offered under a totally different operating and service delivery model from anywhere else I’ve worked.”
Burn noted: “The legal landscape in Australia is really starting to shift and we are seeing a move towards models that genuinely put the customer at the core, so it’s exciting to be a part of HBA and Crawford because they are at the forefront of this.”