Rebecca Flynn

Maritime + TransportInsurance

About Rebecca

Rebecca is an experienced lawyer in our Maritime + Transport Group. She specialises in contentious and non-contentious maritime and transport law, including commercial maritime matters and liability insurance.

Rebecca's range of experience extends to representing marine insurers and other clients across a range of matters, including:

  • Protection and indemnity (P&I) correspondent work, including assistance with ship husbandry, cargo surveys, medevac & repatriations and immigration issues (stowaways and crew desertions)
  • Commercial litigation in the Federal Court of Australia and State Courts
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Foreign judgment and international arbitration enforcement
  • Regulatory prosecutions and inquests
  • Ship arrest and detention
  • Charterparties, ship sale agreements, salvage and wreck removal contracts/agreements
  • Marine casualty response, including media and public relations
  • Crew and passenger injury claims
  • Workplace, health and safety.



  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Southern Queensland
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in June 2018


Memberships and Appointments


Relevant Experience

Rebecca's recent experience includes:

  • advising ship owners, charterers and their P&I insurer in relation to a significant container stow collapse, including providing an initial response to the incident (including applications by interested parties for access to vessel and preliminary discovery, security for claims and arrest) and the defence of class action proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia and arbitration proceedings
  • advising shipping agents and their professional indemnity insurer in relation to several complaints, consisting of 132 charges pursuant to the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) and successful defence of the charges at first, second and third instance
  • advising ship owners, master and their P&I insurer in relation to the sinking of a fishing vessel, including loss of life and the subsequent coronial inquest and civil claims
  • advising ship owners and their P&I insurer in relation to a claim by cargo owners for alleged water contamination of cargo (around 800MTs of soybean oil) while enroute to Brisbane.