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Employment Practices Liability

The McCabes specialist team provides legal and risk solutions for employers liability exposures of insured’s. We work with insurers, employers, brokers and underwriters to protect their insured’s against loss resulting from wrongful employment acts committed and sexual harassment or discrimination.

Our team is well versed in the issues arising for insurers and navigating the insurer’s interests together with the interests of the insured or employer, working towards an early and commercial resolution where possible. We also work discreetly to manage crisis containment to protect the insurer and their insured’s reputation and brand.

Expertise

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Crisis response

Meet our people

David Burton
Partner, WA

David Burton

David Burton
Partner, WA

David Burton

Meet David

Since 1986, David has acted exclusively for insurers and self-insureds in the defence and management of general insurance, public liability, employer’s liability, workers’ compensation and compulsory third party motor vehicle claims. He is also widely regarded as a leading practitioner...
Leighton Hawkes
Principal

Leighton Hawkes

Leighton Hawkes
Principal

Leighton Hawkes

Meet Leighton

Leighton is the head of the firm’s general liability Government team, leading a dedicated team of lawyers who assist and advise government agencies in NSW across a variety of legal matters. Leighton has over 18 years’ experience in the insurance...
Kim Hodge
Partner, WA

Kim Hodge

Kim Hodge
Partner, WA

Kim Hodge

Meet Kim

Over the past twenty years’, Kim has worked in the area of employee relations at a national law firm, a global resources company, and the WA State Government. His main areas of practice are industrial relations, human resources, unfair and...
Paul Garnon
Principal

Paul Garnon

Paul Garnon
Principal

Paul Garnon

Meet Paul

Paul specialises in insurance claims resolution with an emphasis on professional indemnity, financial lines, public risk insurance and ISR. Paul is an insurance litigation specialist with over 25 years experience advising on all types of insurance across all lines.  He has extensive...
Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Meet Stuart

Stuart has developed his specialist insurance law practice to enable him to provide a broad range of legal services to Australian-based and international authorised insurers, underwriting agencies, general insurance brokers, self insurers and public authorities on all aspects of their:...
Tim McDonald
Principal

Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald
Principal

Tim McDonald

Meet Tim

Tim practises in employment and industrial law, work health and safety, discrimination, bullying and harassment, management of injured workers and termination of employment. Over the last 20 years, Tim has advised and represented private and public sector employers from a...
Alison Freeman
Senior Associate

Alison Freeman

Alison Freeman
Senior Associate

Alison Freeman

Meet Alison

Alison practices across all aspects of employment law, acting for private and public sector employers in a broad range of industries including insurance, real estate, hospitality, security, retail, health and education. She has experience in: Managing performance and disciplinary issues...
Michael Franzone
Associate

Michael Franzone

Michael Franzone
Associate

Michael Franzone

Meet Michael

Michael specialises in workers’ compensation and public liability claims, working with a number of leading Australian insurers. His expertise includes handling a wide variety of both simple and complex Workers’ Compensation and Public Liability claims. He has experience in handling...

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