Georgina Hedges
Principal Lawyer
+61 3 9641 8964
+61 419 119 284
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Areas of Expertise

Workplace and Insurance Services

Georgina has more than 25 years' experience practising in insurance litigation in Victoria and the United Kingdom.

She has managed and performed defendant insurance litigation work, advised public authorities, and also worked in general practice managing a large portfolio of personal injury, clinical negligence, and commercial litigation matters for plaintiffs.

Georgina primarily acts for WorkSafeVictoria, its authorised insurers, and employers in defending common law damages litigation under the Accident Compensation Act. She frequently conducts cases in both trial and appellate jurisdictions, predominantly in the County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria.

Before joining the firm Georgina was a Senior Legal Counsel in the Dispute Management Division of WorkSafe Victoria, managing their legal panel firms and gaining specialist expertise in the Accident Compensation Act and related legislation. She was also a Senior Solicitor with the Transport Accident Commission.

Georgina has a reputation for high service standards and an ability to produce outcomes which are finely attuned to her clients strategic objectives.

What others say

Leading Lawyer, Workers Compensation (Defendant), Victoria
Doyles Guide 2022
Recommended Lawyer, WorkSafe & Workers Compensation, Victoria
Doyles Guide 2016


Defending complex matters

Acting on behalf of WorkSafe Victoria and employers in defending complex and sensitive statutory compensation and common law claims arising from work place injuries. These include disputes in relation to workers' entitlements such as weekly payments, liability for disputed injuries and also the statutory threshold tests in relation to common law damages.

Defending psychiatric injury cases

Significant portfolio of complex psychiatric injury cases defended on behalf of government and other employers.

Self insurance

Advising self-insured companies and WorkSafe in relation to claims management issues.

Personal injury disputes

Acting on behalf of statutory bodies and self-insured companies in personal injury and administrative law disputes in jurisdictions including, the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria, the High Court of Australia and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. These include Appeals and Judicial Review Applications.