Bhavna Balram



Bhavna is a lawyer in the Government Division, specialising in advising insurers in personal injury claims. She advises the Government in litigated and non-litigated matters before the District and Supreme Courts of NSW.

Bhavna holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Technology Sydney and was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2023.

Bhavna has an innate understanding of her clients' needs and objectives, and adopts a pragmatic approach to the resolution of matters. She prides herself on her integrity, work ethic and communication skills, and is dedicated to providing clients with optimal results.

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Hurdles that must be overcome by motor accident insurers in establishing contributory negligence

Case Note – Zaya v Damirdjian Judgment date: 11 October 2022 Citation: Zaya v Damirdjian [2022] NSWCA 203 Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW Before: Bell CJ, Gleeson JA and Griffiths AJA Principles Expert evidence has a limited role to play in resolving liability issues in motor accident claims and will carry little […]

Published by Raissa Galang
26 October, 2022

It is not part of a medical assessor’s function to determine the scope of a motor accident

A claimant suffers psychological injury when he is threatened by a would be thief of his motor bike. Whether the medical assessor was justified in concluding that this was not a motor accident was answered by the Supreme Court in Bell v Allianz Insurance Australia Ltd. Judgment date: 18 August 2022 Citation: Bell v Allianz […]

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8 September, 2022

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