Profile - Amanda Karpeles


Combined degree of Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Laws, University of Tasmania, 1993
Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, Federal and High Court of Australia; and
Admitted to practice as a Solicitor Queensland


Member of Women and the Law
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Insurance Institute
Member of Women in Insurance
Member Women Lawyers Association
On Qld Committee and Member Australian Insurance Law Association

Amanda is the Principal and founder of AK Compensation Lawyers and has over thirteen years experience in the legal insurance industry. She has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience at all levels of insurance claims involving public liability and workplace injury, including prevention and management strategies for businesses, statutory determinations, reviews and appeals to common law claims.

Amanda has insurers, self insured and uninsured businesses and individuals as clients acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants for matters involving workers compensation, public liability and CTP. 
Amanda has acted for Employers Mutual Limited, QBE in matters involving trips and falls. Amanda currently acts for XL in matters involving clients of the firm.   She has extensive experience in matters involving CTP having acted in matters for the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) Tasmania and in Plaintiff matters in Queensland.

Amanda has practised in the area of Workers Compensation for over twelve years, and in Queensland since 1997. She currently advises in relation to workers compensation claims for self insurers, having acted for many self insurers including AMH, Qantas Airways Limited, a large Australian bank, Coles Myer Ltd, Redland Shire Council and the mining industry. She has considerable insight into workplace health and safety issues arising in the food industry, and is also familiar with many aspects of manufacturing, distribution, transport and mining.
Amanda acts for self insurers in matters involving third parties and contributors. She is familiar with the current nuances of the PIPA and CLA and Comcare and has experience acting in cases involving other parties.

She has assisted clients through sensitive proceedings in Coronial enquiries, and defending prosecutions under the Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and the Mining and Quarrying Safety Legislation.

Amanda has excellent working relationships with key stakeholders including an extensive network of consultants to supplement her services in the areas of medicine, ergonomics, rehabilitation and engineering and design.

This broad knowledge base helps Amanda to maintain an excellent standard of service for her clients. Amanda value adds to her service and provides sound yet practical advice.
Amanda regularly appears, with great success, in the District and Supreme Courts throughout Queensland and the Court of Appeal, as well as the Industrial Magistrate and Industrial Court. Amanda does much of her own advocacy.

She has published extensively, including articles for the journal Corporate Risk regarding her success in the Court of Appeal where illegal immigrants were excluded from the definition of a worker, as well as Australian Mining and the National Safety Journal. 

Amanda also provides regular seminars for clients and for the legal profession, recently she -presented at a Voss Events seminar. The topic was “Future economic loss fundamental to the assessment of quantum”.