Huynh, Thy

Senior Executive Lawyer

Civil claims

Thy is an experienced lawyer with over 20 years of experience, providing clients with strategic, timely and cost-effective solutions, across a range of common law claims. She has achieved many successful outcomes in contested proceedings, at informal settlement conferences and in mediations.

Thy is currently responsible for the supervision of a large portfolio of personal injury claims made by former detainees at the Commonwealth's former immigration and reception processing centres located in South Australia. These claims raise a range of complex issues related to the Commonwealth's legal duties, contribution from third party service providers, limitation periods and causation in respect of damages.

Relevant experience

Thy's recent experience includes:

  • supervising a large portfolio of Comcover negligent misstatement, negligence and breach of statutory duty claims spanning back to the early 1960s that often raised complicated statutory interpretation, limitation period and damages issues
  • resolving a multi-million dollar damage claim for CSIRO, which involved multiple parties, complicated questions of proportionate liability, vicarious liability and properly recoverable damages
  • assisting the Department of Defence in a catastrophic personal injury matter resulting in the payment of many millions of dollars, as well as related nervous shock claims filed by the plaintiff's family
  • advising and conducting claims involving allegations of negligence, breach of statutory duty, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution against the Australian Federal Police.


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University, 1997

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University, 1996