About L&C

 

Law & Cyber provides cyber resilience advice for businesses and associations

Our practice offers a range of services to support your business or association in preventing cyber incidents via awareness raising and education, and by mitigating risk through incident preparation and response, and insurance. We provide:

  • advice on legal obligations, professional duties, insurance (including claims advice and management) and privacy

  • risk management and claims prevention advice for businesses and professional associations

  • advice on cyber risk strategies focusing on maximum impact for lowest cost via: tailored risk management education and advice on profession-wide insurance solutions


Read more on our resources page, here

 
 

Selected Publications

Cyber Risk

“Owning your practice’s cyber security - MSPs and you” – Law Society of NSW Journal, January 2019

“How cyber resilient is your law practice?” – Law Society of NSW Journal, December 2018

“Is your practice ready for e-conveyancing?”  – Law Society of NSW Journal, June 2018

“Emails: danger, handle with care” – Law Society of NSW Journal, May 2018

“Managing cyber risk: practical guidance” – Law Society of NSW Journal, December 2017

“Is your firm ‘privacy compliant?” – Law Society of NSW Journal, May 2017

Professional Duties

“Clarifying your (evolving) retainer”, Law Society of NSW Journal, March 2017

“Implications of the High Court’s decision on Advocate’s immunity”, Law Society Journal, July 2016

“Professional indemnity policy: what conduct is caught by the dishonesty exclusion”, Law Society of NSW Journal, March 2015

“Reliance on Counsel”, Law Society Journal, 2008 (co-authored with Gerard Craddock SC)


 

Simone Herbert-Lowe
Director

Law & Cyber’s director, Simone Herbert-Lowe, has more than 20 years’ experience in managing legal claims against professionals with a focus over the last five years on strategy and cyber risk.

Simone’s areas of legal practice include insurance, professional liability and ethics, dispute resolution, and privacy. Through her previous roles as Manager, Strategy & Innovation, and Senior Claims Solicitor at Lawcover, the professional indemnity insurer for NSW law practices, Simone managed over 2000 notifications involving claims and potential claims against lawyers. From 2016 to 2018 Simone led Lawcover’s innovative response to cyber risk, including the launch of its group cyber risk policy and related communications.

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Simone has provided legal and risk management advice to law practices of all sizes and previously managed Lawcover’s portfolio of claims involving cyber incidents and email fraud. She was the principal author of Lawcover’s cyber risk management publications and a member of Lawcover’s internal cyber risk committee. She has published widely in the area of professional responsibility and is a regular contributor to the Law Society of NSW Journal (see below and our Resources page).

In 2016 Simone was awarded AGSM’s Wanbil Lee Prize for Ethical Leadership in Business.

Cyber risk education focussing on the human factors

Simone is an experienced presenter on cyber risk having spoken at conferences convened by PEXA, Lawcover, the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (NSW) and the Law Society of Tasmania, and in June 2018 she was a panellist at the Law Society of NSW’s FLIP Inquiry Series “Behind the Buzzwords: Cyber Security.” Later this year Simone will be speaking at the Law Society of NSW’s Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) Conference and the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) Annual Summit.

Simone has an MBA (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Master of Law & Management from AGSM/UNSW Law, and bachelor degrees in Law and Arts from UNSW. She has served as:

  • Legal Member, Cancer Institute of NSW Clinical Trials Ethics Committee

  • Legal Member, Joint NSW Health and Cancer Institute Population Health Ethics Committee

  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association Education Committee.

 
 
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Connect with and follow Simone’s discussions on LinkedIn via her activity feed and her profile account.