Debra Lane


Debra has considerable experience in risk mitigation, dispute resolution and litigation in many areas involving business and personal dealings. She has acted for and against professionals (including in disciplinary proceedings) such as accountants, real estate agents, engineers, physiotherapists, financial planners, chiropractors, surveyors, veterinary surgeons, lawyers, etc. Debra has specific expertise in claims against insurers where there is a dispute as to policy coverage.

Where possible, Debra assists clients to resolve matters to avoid litigation. Where litigation is unavoidable, she assists in all phases of the process including pre-claim procedures and issuing or defending legal proceedings.

Debra is a former long-term President of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) SA Chapter and is currently the Vice President. She is also a member of the Legal Practitioners Board of Examiners and the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, as well as being  a member of the Law Society’s International Legal Practice and Animal Law Committees.

Not one to sit idle Debra is a cross professions panel member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and an active contributor to various social and community bodies, such as being the South Australian Editor of the Insurance Law Bulletin. She is also a Director of the Chiropractic & Osteopathy Education Foundation Ltd (a charitable/educational foundation) and a member of Bellberry Limited Human Research Committee H and Chair of the Flinders University Appeals Committee.

Combining Debra’s great passion for animals and the experience she has gained throughout her career Debra sits as a Director, Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee for the RSPCA SA.

During her career Debra has also been the Presiding Member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia, the legal member of the Chiropractic & Osteopathy Board of South Australia and a member of the Human Research & Ethics Committees of the Women’s & Children’s and Modbury Public Hospitals.

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