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Kristy Nunn

Kristy Nunn is a Director of the firm and is the leader of our Disputes, Claims, Litigation Law group. She has been with Mullane & Lindsay since 2004.

Kristy has represented clients in the Supreme Court of NSW in an impressively wide range of matters. Kristy has developed particular expertise in insurance disputes, professional negligence claims, contract disputes, commercial disputes, insolvency litigation, and estates litigation. She has acted for corporations, insurers, professional and individual clients in a range of litigated matters.

Kristy has acted as a panel lawyer for the professional indemnity insurer of lawyers for over 15 years, which gives her key insights and a distinct competitive advantage on how to best approach and manage the legal process.

“I recognise that successful dispute resolution involves a clear strategy, consideration of risk and commerciality. I believes it is crucial to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s position from the outset”.

Kristy excels when challenged, absorbing the full complexities of a brief rapidly, and can devise a successful strategy, both in and out of the courtroom.

Kristy has an excellent track record of resolving disputes by negotiation or mediation. However, if the dispute cannot be resolved without Court proceedings, Kristy is an experienced and skilled litigator. Kristy’s work is primarily in the Supreme Court of NSW, District Court and Court of Appeal. Some of the reported decisions Kristy has had conduct of are as follows:

  • Successful summary dismissal application of a claim for breach of contract and breach of duty of care: Toth v Stewart Law Pty Ltd [2022] NSWCA 85; Toth v Stewart & Associates [2021] NSWSC 1522.
  • Defended a claim for unconscionable conduct and breach of the Corporations Act : McDonagh v Huxley (No. 4) [2021] NSWSC 987.
  • Defended a claim under the Civil Liability Act 2002 and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 relating to the terms of a lease: Dinh v Nguyen [2017] NSWDC 156.
  • Defended a claim by a lender for negligent misrepresentation misleading and deceptive conduct: Provident Capital Ltd v Naumovski [2013] NSWSC 40.
  • Successful application for security for costsV & M Davidovic Pty Limited v Professional Services Group Pty Limited [2012] NSWSC 627.
  • Successful application to set aside a statutory demand – Carrington Equipment Pty Ltd v  Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1392.

Kristy was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Newcastle Law School, where she was awarded an Honours degree for her academic achievements. Kristy also holds a Bachelor of Business degree, with a major in Industrial Relations.

Kristy is a guest lecturer for the University of Newcastle Law School’s Professional Practice Program. She has also presented papers at several major conferences, with particular emphasis on the practice of Family Law and the risks associated with this area of legal practice.

Kristy is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Newcastle Law Society, the Australian Insurance Law Association, the Women Lawyers Association of NSW and Women in Insurance.

To arrange an appointment with Kristy contact us.

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