Chantal Ryan



Chantal is a lawyer in the Casualty group of the Insurance Division at McCabes. She specialises in public liability claims, assisting the Government and national insurers in litigated and non-litigated matters before the District and Supreme Courts of NSW.

Chantal holds a Bachelor of Laws and Biomedical Science. She was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in June 2023.

In addition to public liability, Chantal has experience handling property, marine, and motor defence and recovery claims.

Chantal also has a keen interest in, and has undertaken, pro bono work with the Western Sydney Community Legal Centre, providing legal advice on a diverse range of matters affecting disadvantaged members of the community. She is also a member of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW.

Chantal approaches all matters with tenacity, integrity, and professionalism. Aligning with her pragmatic nature, she is committed to providing advice that identifies the real issues in dispute to facilitate favourable outcomes.

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