Steve Richards

Special Counsel


Steve was admitted as a legal practitioner in February 2010 and has extensive experience with insurance-based matters, acting for both defendants and plaintiffs at the Magistrates, District, Supreme and High Court levels with a particular focus in the areas of public and product liability, fatal accidents, property damage, motor vehicle personal injury and aviation claims. His experience also includes professional indemnity, business interruption and income protection claims.

On several occasions, Steve has been seconded to in-house legal counsel and claims management roles for insurer and self-insured clients.

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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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