Chanel is an experienced litigator in our Commercial Insurance team with a diverse portfolio of insurance related liability disputes and experience across a range of areas of law. Communication and collaboration is the key to Chanel's success in delivering superior service and outcomes for her clients. Chanel is often praised for going above and beyond in her handling of matters, and her professionalism, efficiency and teamwork.
What she does
Chanel has particular experience acting for insurers and their clients in defence of personal injury and property liability claims. She deals primarily with litigated matters across a range of jurisdictions. She regularly appears to represent her clients in complex and often multi-party litigation including hearings in the Local, District and Supreme Courts. Chanel has been seconded to the claims team for one of the firm’s largest insurer clients, managing her own portfolio of liability claim files, some which arose out of highly publicised disasters. Chanel otherwise devotes her time to taking on various pro-bono matters and initiatives, which is a crucial way of giving back to individual members and groups of the community.
Who she works with
Chanel works with a range of Australian and overseas insurers, their insureds and brokers.
Chanel has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame.
Life before Sparkes
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Chanel worked with another national firm specialising in insurance and liability. Chanel also worked in an in-house role responding to employment and workplace disputes in the pharmaceutical industry before gaining experience in criminal law, where she was key to defending criminal prosecutions and bail applications.
Life outside of Sparkes
Chanel can be found trail walking and hiking through various national parks and mountain tracks, photographing the great views of nature. She enjoys embracing her Lebanese culture particularly over a traditional dish with her family and friends.