Nicholas Phibbs



Nicholas is a lawyer in the recoveries team within McCabes' general insurance division. He manages a high-volume portfolio of motor vehicle recoveries, settlements and credit hire claims in Victoria and South Australia.

Prior to joining McCabes, Nicholas worked for a boutique commercial law firm in which he managed a portfolio of property damage recovery, strata disputes, Australian Consumer Law matters and motor vehicle recoveries and settlements.

Nicholas prides himself in understanding the crux of his client's needs, resulting in methodical yet speedy advice and strategies designed to secure the best outcomes for his clients.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from Deakin University. Nicholas studied his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2018.

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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
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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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