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McCabe Curwood named on the 2020 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List

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Sydney, 2020: Australian law firm McCabe Curwood has been named on the 2020 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List.


McCabe Curwood continues to establish as a leading national law firm, recognised today as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Most Innovative Companies. The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges.

Andrew Lacey, Managing Principal of McCabe Curwood said that the firm is honoured to rank seventh on the professional services list, from over 600 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

“Innovation, creativity and finding better solutions has been a strategic focus of our firm for some time. Being recognised as one Australia and New Zealand’s Most Innovative Companies in this year’s listing is a proud moment for us all,” says Andrew Lacey

McCabe Curwood’s inclusion is for the development of the app MC Max; the McCabe Curwood Motor Accident Xplorer. The tech enables a Compulsory Third Party claims manager to easily progress through the Motor Accident Injury Act and associated Guidelines.

The innovative app saves both time and money for its users by hosting all necessary information in one place, enabling a claims manager to make quick, measured decisions, in a usually time-consuming process.

Natalie Rubinstein, Head of Knowledge Management at McCabe Curwood, oversaw the development of the app.

“For our firm to be included on the AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list is very humbling. We have a genuine commitment to innovation. There is a strong desire to explore and implement new and improved ways of delivering legal services to help our clients,” she said.

“Creativity is rewarded at McCabe Curwood and is a big reason our staff are engaged with our innovation efforts. Innovation not only helps our clients achieve their goals but also keeps our teams energised.

“Thank you to everyone at the firm who contributed to our innovation efforts this year and I look forward to a creative 2021 at McCabe Curwood.”

The assessment measures a top innovation implemented in the past two years. Specifically, the judges look at how valuable the problem is that the innovation is solving, the quality and uniqueness of the solution, and the level of impact that the innovation has had. Inventium also assesses internal elements such as innovation culture, strategy, resources and process, which demonstrate a sustainable and repeatable approach to innovation. The full list can be viewed HERE.

Peter Hunt, Principal at McCabe Curwood and key participant in building the app says that the experience has been highly rewarding.

“Building MC Max, with the help of our Knowledge Team and our tech partners, Checkbox, has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career.

“MC Max helps CTP claims handlers navigate the complex maze created by the legislative scheme. It provides automated advice to defined questions, with links along every path to relevant sections of the legislation and curated precedent decisions.

“Together this is combined with unique McCabe Curwoods content, such as pertinent episodes of our weekly podcast series and to bespoke ready reckoners and guidelines.

“The comprehensive knowledge base provided by MC Max helps clients make good early decisions in their claims and can also be used as a compliance tool. It is hugely satisfying that our hard work and creativity has been recognised by a publication outside our industry, like AFR Boss. I am so proud of the team,” says Peter.

McCabe Curwood is a national Australian law firm. As a new firm with a long history, we believe in and partner with our clients to ensure our advice is timely, innovative and forward thinking. We want our clients to benefit from opportunities and business challenges that come with being successful. Find out more

For more information, please contact Amanda Lacey at or 0418448570 or Marc Walker at


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