Leanne Irwin

Special Counsel


Leanne specialises in medical negligence litigation in the Supreme and District Courts of New South Wales.

Leanne has worked in specialist medical negligence practices for more than 22 years acting for hospitals and doctors. In addition Leanne has acted for other NSW Government agencies in public liability claims.

Leanne was recognised in 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers for medical negligence.

Leanne has more than 30 years experience as a litigator.

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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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