Kathy Chen



Kathy completed her Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees at the University of Sydney in 2020 and was admitted into practice in December 2021. Kathy joined McCabes in August 2022 and has experienced in various practice areas of the firm.

She has worked in the Recoveries group of the Insurance Division, where she assists with managing high-volume motor vehicle recovery claims for insurers, being both undefended and defended legal actions in all jurisdictions Australia-wide, particularly focused on NSW and ACT.

She also works in the Government Division on institutional abuse claims, where she focuses on the management and defence of historical child sexual abuse claims including sensitive, complex and high quantum claims, including litigated matters in the Supreme and District Courts.

Kathy also as past experience as a graduate in the Health group of the Government Division, principally representing NSW Health agencies in litigated and unlitigated medical negligence claims.

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

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