Shannen joined McCabes as a Graduate lawyer in 2022 in the Casualty group of McCabes' Insurance Division. Shannen specialises in public liability claims involving both personal injury and property damage, working with our national and international insurer clients.
Shannen holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Criminology from Deakin University. Shannen was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2022.
Prior to joining McCabes, Shannen worked for several organisations as a paralegal where she gained experience in commercial law, employment law and criminal law matters at both a state and federal level.
Shannen is actively involved in the firm's initiatives, being part of the Social Committee and liaising with external organisations and charities.
Case Note – Zaya v Damirdjian Judgment date: 11 October 2022 Citation: Zaya v Damirdjian  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 […]
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 […]