Liz Bowering

Admitted to practice: 2001

Qualifications: Bachelor of Law with Honours, Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Liz commenced her career at the Crown Solicitor’s Office and developed a wide range of experiences and capabilities over the following 19 years.  She began in the Native Title Section where she took responsibility for policy and advice. She then transferred to the Civil Litigation Section and conducted a combined practice of medical negligence, negligence, workers compensation and asbestos exposure. Liz therefore has a thorough knowledge of these areas of law and specialist expertise in mechanisms of government.

From 2005 to 2007 Liz led the legal team in the Wangary Bushfire Inquest for the State of South Australia.  She was subsequently involved in the multi million dollar personal injury and property class actions triggered by the inquest. During this time she represented multiple agencies and CFS volunteers and is experienced at coordinating and supporting various stakeholders, managing complex circumstances, and identifying and managing potential conflicts of interest.  Liz developed her specialist capabilities in class action litigation during this period.

Liz has extensive experience both appearing at Inquests and briefing in high level Inquiries such as the Kuskoff Inquest involving the StarForce.  This included a successful application to the South Australian Supreme Court in relation to the protection of Star Group Officer’s Identities which has set a precedent across Australia.

Liz has many years of experience appearing as counsel for the Crown in many mediations and settlement conferences.  Liz prides herself in her client relations and believes that her vast experience as a solicitor provides her with the insight to provide excellent service as a barrister.

Liz is pleased to accept all briefs except in criminal or family law matters but has a particular interest in Class Actions; Commercial & Property; Inquests, Inquiries and Commissions; General Negligence or Personal Injury; Medical Negligence; Native Title; Workers Compensation, Employment, Industrial Law and Estate Claims.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Commercial & Property
  • Inquests, Inquiries and Commissions
  • General Negligence or Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Native Title
  • Public Liability
  • Workers Compensation, Employment & Industrial Law