Rebecca Freeman



Rebecca is a Consultant with McCabes commercial insurance team. She was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1989 and has practised in the Supreme, Federal and District Courts.

Rebecca has experience in handing a wide range of professional negligence claims including professional indemnity claims against engineers, architects, accountants, financial advisors, solicitors, medical practitioners and hospitals, settlement agents and real estate agents. She also has experience in handling public liability and property damage claims.

In addition to her insurance work, she is also an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Rebecca has extensive experience in this area having worked on a part-time basis for several years for a not for profit organisation in Perth.

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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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