Diana Semaan



Diana specialises in workers insurance claims, including common law work injury damages and statutory compensation claims. She assists various national insurers including icare in litigated claims management and regularly appears in matters in the Personal Injury Commission, District Court and Supreme Courts of New South Wales.

Prior to joining McCabes, Diana worked as in-house legal counsel and in general practice with a boutique law firm. Diana gained broad experience dealing with private clients in a variety of areas including commercial transactions and litigation, employment and administrative law.

Diana was admitted into the Supreme Court of NSW in May 2019 and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Business and International Relations from the University of New South Wales.

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