Join the Seminar


The Organising Committee for the 2018 CRASH Compulsory Third Party Seminar are delighted to invite you to attend this important industry event at the Hilton Adelaide on Thursday 22nd March 2018. The seminar will focus on a range of topics relevant to the compulsory third party industry and delegates will again be able to claim one CPD point per hour of sessions attended just in time for the end of the CPD calendar year on 1 April.



To view speaker presentations, please click on the presenter’s name below.

8.00am – Registration Open

9.00am – Welcome

9.05amMarie Colquhoun Director, Scheme Performance – CTP Regulator Update

9.15am Session One: Early Intervention – The New Paradigm in CTP Claims

10.45am   Morning Tea – Sponsored by Brain Injury SA

11.15am Session Two: Ethics and Acting for a plaintiff with a disability

12.30pm   Lunch – Sponsored by mlcoa

1.30pm Session Three: Medical and Legal issues in the Current Scheme including the Queensland experience

3.00pm   Afternoon Tea  Co- sponsored by AMP Advice & Equity Trustees

3.30pm Session Four: Case Law Update and Practical Applications in the Current Scheme

4:45pm – Closing Remarks

  • Tim Mellor, President of South Australian Law Society

5.00pm – Networking Drinks, The Collins Bar – Sponsored by eReports

6.30pm – Post-Seminar Dinner at Glasshouse Hotel

Please note that the above program is subject to change without notice.


To view speaker presentations, please click on the presenter’s name below.

Session One – Early Intervention – The New Paradigm in CTP Claims

Dr. Mary Wyatt, Occupational Physician, 

Mary is an Occupational Physician with special interests in back pain and return to work management.

Mary is the founder of, an online resource for people involved with RTW management, and works in clinical practice.   She previously chaired the Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s policy and advocacy committee, leading the health benefits of work agenda.  Mary is a lecturer at Monash University and remains actively involved in research and the supervision of training occupational physicians.

Mary has conducting independent medical reviews for over 20 years, as well as being a treating occupational physician.

Roberto Clemente, Partner, C+F Lawyers

Roberto is the Managing Partner and co-founder of C+F Lawyers, who were recently recognised in the Doyle’s Guide as a leading plaintiff South Australian Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Law Firm.

Roberto was admitted to the South Australian role of legal practitioners in 1996. Whilst Roberto has had exposure to a variety of areas of legal practice, his core experience, interest and passion has always been in personal injury litigation. He has predominantly represented plaintiffs, however between 2002 and 2004 he practiced as a defendant CTP lawyer, representing SGIC and subsequently Allianz CTP.

Roberto has significant experience in relation to major, complex and catastrophic injury claims. His personal injury law experience also includes workers’ compensation, medical negligence, public liability and superannuation and insurance claims.

Marie Colquhoun, Director Scheme Performance, CTP Insurance Regulator 

Marie joined the CTP Insurance Regulator’s office in November 2016 as Director, Scheme Performance, and is responsible for the oversight of claims performance and Approved Insurer activities, injury recovery and support services, and policy.

For over 30 years, Marie has been working in personal injury insurance in both private and public sectors, and more recently in regulatory roles.

Prior to taking up her position at the CTP Insurance Regulator, Marie worked at the Motor Accident Commission as General Manager, CTP Claims Services which oversaw the outsourced CTP Claims Manager and service providers.

Marie has extensive experience in many facets of personal injury, both strategic and operational, and is committed to ensuring that a fair and affordable SA CTP Scheme is maintained and continuing to improve Scheme outcomes for injured persons.

Tamara Tomic, Chief Executive, Lifetime Support

Tamara Tomic is the Chief Executive of the Lifetime Support Authority.

As an inaugural member of the LSA’s leadership team. Tamara is a champion of the Lifetime Support Scheme’s person-centered approach.
She is committed to the Scheme’s role in supporting the quality of life, well-being and independence of participants, and promoting disability inclusion in the South Australian community.

Tamara has significant experience within the South Australian Government, with particular focus on governance and financial management.

She is also a Certified Practicing Accountant, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and member of the South Australian Government Financing Authority Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Session Two – Ethics and Acting for a plaintiff with a disability 


Dr Emma Fitzgerald, Neuropsychologist

Dr Emma Fitzgerald is a Registered Psychologist with endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology.  Emma holds a  Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) from La Trobe University.

Emma is a Member of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a Member of Australian and New Zealand Association Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

She has practised Clinical Neuropsychology both in the public and private sectors since 2001 and currently works in private practice only.  Her work includes assessment and rehabilitation of clients with brain injury, behaviour management, dementia assessments and management, medico-legal assessments, counselling clients with brain injury and assessments in the forensic setting.

Emma also delivers lectures to Clinical Psychology Masters students at both Flinders University and the University of Adelaide and has given evidence in the Supreme, District, Civil and Youth Courts for issues around mental impairment.

Maria Demosthenous, Barrister, Anthony Mason Chambers

Maria joined Anthony Mason Chambers in 2016.  Maria accepts briefs in personal injury, medical negligence, workers compensation, employment and estate litigation.  In November 2015, Maria was published in Doyle’s Guide as a leading workplace injury and accident compensation lawyer.  Since joining the Bar, Maria has undertaken pro bono work for the Women’s Domestic Violence Service prosecuting contested intervention orders.  Maria is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and is representative on its SA committee.  Maria is also a Presiding Member of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


Session Three – Medical and Legal issues in the Current Scheme including the Queensland experience 


Jo-Anne Deuter, Barrister, Anthony Mason Chambers

Jo-Anne has been a barrister at Anthony Mason Chambers for over 13 years, Prior to her move to the independent bar, Jo-Anne was a partner at Minter Ellison and was the team leader for their MAC CTP team and was a member of the Insurance Division of the firm. During her career she has also been a partner at Ward & Partners (now Jones Harley Toole), and spent an interesting stint as a National Training, Development and HR Manager with Cooper & Lybrand and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Jo-Anne has over 35 years’ experience in the area of personal injuries litigation, representing both injured parties and defendants. She also has a background in employment law, defamation and commercial litigation.

Jo-Anne is Chair of the CRASH Seminar Organising Committee; and a SA State Committee Member of Australian Lawyers Alliance (formerly APLA). She was formerly a long-standing member of the Law Society’s Accident Compensation
Sub-Committee and is also Chair of the SA Law Society’s Litigation Assistance Fund.

Jo-Anne is regularly asked to speak at conferences nationally and in South Australia on numerous issues regarding Personal Injuries law and the practical aspects of conducting a common law claim. In addition to her role as a barrister, Jo-Anne is also a nationally accredited mediator and is regularly appointed to mediate both legal and non-legal disputes.

Trenton Schreurs, Principal, McInnes Wilson 

Trenton is a Principal in the Litigation Division of McInnes Wilson Lawyers. Trenton has extensive experience in litigating to successful resolution CTP claims in the District, Supreme and Court of Appeal jurisdictions in Queensland. He has been involved in multiple landmark cases concerning the assessment of quantum in Queensland under the Civil Liability Act and continues to lecture in the area. Trenton’s parallel qualifications in psychology also provide a unique perspective in dealing with psychiatric injuries and nervous shock cases.

Dr Peter Jezukaitis, Occupational Physician, Medicine at Work

Adelaide graduate, with twenty years of post-fellowship experience in occupational and environmental medicine. In active clinical practice. Involvements include: visiting specialist to the Flinders Pain Clinic, COPER Interdisciplinary Programme, accredited impairment evaluator under the New South Wales and ReturnToWorkSA worker’s compensation systems and MAIAS. Development of Guidelines including Neck Injury (whiplash) for TRACSA and low back pain for WorkCover, government consulting and regulatory areas. Assisted in the development of the Training Manual for MAIAS and delivering of training to medical practitioners for ISV Medical Assessments.

Session Four – Case Law Update and Practical Applications in the Current Scheme


David Blyth, Barrister, Anthony Mason Chambers

David is a barrister practising at Anthony Mason Chambers.

He accepts briefs in the fields of injury and insurance law, and commercial and estate disputes.  He is regularly invited to speak at seminars, conferences and continuing professional development sessions in these fields.

David is a current member of the South Australian Bar Association and Crash Seminar Organising Committee.  He is the former treasurer of the John Bray Law Alumni Network and has served on numerous committees for the Law Society of South Australia.


We are delighted to announce that the CRASH! 2018 Seminar will once again be held at the Hilton Adelaide on Victoria Square. The venue has promised an improved service and we look forward to welcoming delegates there in the new year.




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The CRASH CTP Seminar 2018 would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support.


McInnes Wilson Lawyers




The CRASH CTP Seminar represents an excellent opportunity for your organisation to engage with a range of delegates in the Compulsory Third Party industry. Opportunities are available to promote your organisation to a captive and pertinent audience.


Please contact the Conference Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group

12 Stirling Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8125 2200
Fax: (08) 8125 2233

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