Deborah Templeman

Name: Deborah Templeman

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours

Title: Principal

Organisation: Gilchrist Connell

State: WA

Immediation Practice Area: Mediations, Expert Determination


I have 27 years' in insurance law, now coming  up to my 20th year being a Partner. I founded Gilchrist Connell's Perth  office in 2011. My main practice areas are professional indemnity, directors’  and officers' insurance, public liability, alternative dispute resolution and  recoveries.

I handle disputes of many shapes and sizes,  including those involving professionals and business people where things have  taken an unexpected turn.

I was awarded the Lawyers Weekly Partner of  the Year - Insurance in 2017 (for Australia) and the Best Lawyers Lawyer of  the Year 2020 in Perth for the Professional Malpractice field (ie  professional indemnity).

Personal Comment

I love the part of dispute resolution where  parties are able to accept an outcome and move on with their lives.  It is a privilege to serve parties by  enabling this to happen.

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

Common law and professional  regulation (Medical negligence, Medical regulation, Negligence, Personal  injury, Professional negligence, Torts)