Madeline Byrne



Madeline is an Associate in the Health team within the McCabes Government Division. She specialises in medical negligence claims in the District and Supreme Courts of NSW.

Madeline graduated with a Bachelor of Laws majoring in Criminology from Macquarie University in 2019. Madeline was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2020.

Madeline joined McCabes as a lawyer in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, Madeline was working in house as a paralegal for Legal Services, NSW Department of Education gaining exposure to family law, privacy and discrimination law, commercial law and Children's Court and Local Court litigation. Madeline has also had previous experience in personal injury and compensation matters.

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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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