Byron Winburn-Clarke



Byron has a wide and varied insurance practice and experience specialising in significant claims involving complex liability issues and substantial damages. His management qualifications give him a unique business understanding of insurers and their operations, and his diverse exposure to a wide range of litigated matters helps Byron produce strategically sound and commercial outcomes.

Byron acts for many of Australia's major insurers, providing advice and representation in catastrophic and high severity, technical and complex, construction and engineering, professional indemnity and marine insurance claims.

He has vast negotiation and mediation experience and has developed considerable skill in negotiating early settlements in many of these matters.

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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 […]

Published by McCabes News
8 September, 2022

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