- Notable practitioner for 'Insurance defence (Australia)'
"Raylee Hartwell stands out for her expertise in the professional indemnity sphere in general and in that of medical malpractice in particular, offering extensive experience in the handling of a variety of clinical negligence, D&O and general liability claims."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance (Australia)'
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
- A Leading Individual for “Insurance” (band 4)
Client notes that she is “available at all times, approachable and always in absolute command over proceedings.”
Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
- A Recommended Lawyer for “Insurance”
“Raylee Hartwell is a “tenacious litigator”.
The legal 500 Asia pacific 2016
Raylee is Partner in Kennedys’ Sydney office, where she brings over two decades’ experience in insurance law and litigation with a special interest in professional indemnity and medical malpractice.
Raylee is equally adept in both low-value, high frequency claims and high-value, complex, multi-party class actions and well known for early triage, particularly assessing her clients’ liability, appropriateness of their joinder and whether to settle or contest. She is recognized for her sensitivity to insureds’ needs and appreciates that litigation is a highly stressful time, particularly for those who are inexperienced. She understands the importance of minimising reputational damage. She is also highly experienced in regulatory complaints and coronial inquests.
Her clients include Australian and International Insurers, ASX-listed companies, including the largest private hospital groups in Australia, aged care facilities and medical centres and pathology laboratories, as well as some of Australia’s largest insurers. Raylee is the lawyer of choice for a number of insurers and private hospital groups and is frequently with into policies, particularly scheme arrangements.
Raylee presents regularly at conferences on a range of dispute resolution, insurance and risk management topics. Her presentations include expert evidence, insurance issues for the construction industry, the duty of medical practitioners to warn and issues arising from catastrophic claims in insurance.
Raylee is a member of AILA and the Association for Women in Insurance.