Tricia Hobson is a litigation and insurance lawyer based in Sydney, and is widely recognised as a global industry leader. Tricia is a past Global Chairman of her firm and was the first woman to hold that role.
She is a leading Australian class action lawyer accountable for leadership, strategy and negotiations for four of the largest class actions in Australia.
Tricia advises both local and London insurers on complex coverage disputes and acts as lead defence counsel on class actions and difficult/multi-party litigation. Tricia has one of the largest London market practices in Australia, having worked with numerous companies and Lloyd's syndicates for over 25 years.
She has acted in many high profile, complex directors and officers disputes, as well as a range of other matters including professional indemnity, construction and infrastructure, warranty & indemnity, cyber risk, product development, regulator related actions, bribery and corruption investigations and whistle blower allegations. Tricia advises directors and boards in matters of governance, culture and risk along with ESG, regulation and compliance.
Tricia has a keen interest in innovation and the changing face of the insurance and legal sectors, demonstrated by her developing the firm's "Extend" program, a bespoke technology platform allowing law students to work remotely and flexibly on discrete, task-based projects.
Tricia very recently retired from the firm's Global Board, Global Risk and Audit committee and her role as Global Board leader for Diversity and Inclusion and Executive Sponsor for the LGBTI inclusion group. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and its importance for the sustainable health of every organisation