Kevin McMenamin

Special Counsel


Kevin is an insurance specialist, with over a decade's experience gained working in both Australia and the UK. He currently practises in the firm's General Liability group.

Kevin has acted on behalf of insurers in litigated and unlitigated claims for personal injury, product liability, property damage as well as construction disputes in jurisdictions ranging from the Local Court to the High Court of Australia. His wide variety of work has resulted in an in-depth knowledge of insurance risks and he recognises his clients need for early and accurate advice to identify the real issues in dispute in each claim.

Kevin's focus is on utilising his strong communication skills to facilitate open discussions to explore the early resolution of claims. In addition to his common sense approach to litigation, this enables a cost-effective approach designed to suit his clients particular needs on a case by case basis.

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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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