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Linda Applebee, Rossie Legal

Linda was admitted to practice in South Australia in 1990. She has over 20 years of practical experience working in the area of personal injury, insurance litigation and claims management.

At Rossi Legal, Linda practices in the areas of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation, public liability and medical negligence.  She also practices in industrial law (including unfair dismissal and discrimination) and children’s law. She has conducted matters in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Coroners Court, Fair Work Commission, Human Rights Commission and the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

Linda brings to her practice considerable experience from her previous roles in both the public and private sectors. She has represented insurers and employers as well as individual plaintiffs, and brings specialist insight to claims from both perspectives.

Prior to joining Rossi Legal, Linda worked in private practice representing the Motor Accident Commission in motor vehicle accident claims, as well as insurers in public and product liability claims and professional indemnity claims including medical negligence claims. She has also had roles in claims and risk management at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, and within the SA Department of Health.

Linda’s forthright approach to her practice involves emphasis on communication with her clients-be they employers, insurers or individuals-to gain a comprehensive understanding of their particular circumstances to achieve the best outcome for them.

As well as her Law/Arts degree, Linda has a Graduate Diploma in Health Law and a Masters of Law, involving a study of children’s rights in relation to medical treatment.  She is a current member of the Children and the Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia, and has co-authored many of the Society's submissions regarding legal issues involving children, including on the topic of a Children's Commissioner for South Australia.