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Inquiries

The McCabes inquiries group, composed of more than 30 lawyers, has provided legal services to government agencies for over two decades.

We have successfully represented government agencies across a broad range of industries. This includes providing detailed evidence of system improvements and mitigating risks to reputation.

Our lawyers are highly accessible, and regularly partner with insurance agencies and underwriters. Close consultation with agencies ensures we meet strict deadlines and deliver excellent results.

Expertise

  • Civil claims and cross-claims
  • Complaint investigations and disciplinary actions
  • Personal injury
  • Coronial investigations

We provide bespoke advice and excellent solutions. Whether you have a general question, feedback or seek legal counsel, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Meet our people

Amanda Kmetyk
Principal

Amanda Kmetyk

Amanda Kmetyk
Principal

Amanda Kmetyk

Meet Amanda

Amanda is a principal at McCabes and is a leading provider of legal advice to government. By knowing government, Amanda is able to identify key issues and focus upon providing legal advice that is specialised and nuanced. With a background...
Cathy Hogan
Principal

Cathy Hogan

Cathy Hogan
Principal

Cathy Hogan

Meet Cathy

Cathy’s significant experience includes managing and advising on the defence of catastrophic claims and politically sensitive matters including coronial enquiries with high media exposure. Prior to joining GILD as a Legal Manager in 2002, Cathy was a Special Counsel with...
Francesca Menniti
Principal

Francesca Menniti

Francesca Menniti
Principal

Francesca Menniti

Meet Francesca

Francesca has 25 years’ experience as a defendant insurance litigation lawyer and specialises in general insurance litigation and medical negligence. In addition to representing NSW Health agencies in liability claims, coronial inquests and administrative law matters, she has provided advice to...
Leighton Hawkes
Principal

Leighton Hawkes

Leighton Hawkes
Principal

Leighton Hawkes

Meet Leighton

Leighton is the head of the firm’s general liability Government team, leading a dedicated team of lawyers who assist and advise government agencies in NSW across a variety of legal matters. Leighton has over 18 years’ experience in the insurance...
Paul Garnon
Principal

Paul Garnon

Paul Garnon
Principal

Paul Garnon

Meet Paul

Paul specialises in insurance claims resolution with an emphasis on professional indemnity, financial lines, public risk insurance and ISR. Paul is an insurance litigation specialist with over 25 years experience advising on all types of insurance across all lines.  He has extensive...
Andrew Bridges-Webb
Special Counsel

Andrew Bridges-Webb

Andrew Bridges-Webb
Special Counsel

Andrew Bridges-Webb

Meet Andrew

Andrew has 20 years of experience working as a solicitor for major insurance companies. Andrew’s specialist experience has been in insurance litigation, principally in the areas of professional indemnity, medical negligence, public liability and worker’s compensation.  Andrew has extensive experience...
Kristine Gorgievski
Special Counsel

Kristine Gorgievski

Kristine Gorgievski
Special Counsel

Kristine Gorgievski

Meet Kristine

Kristine completed her Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees at the University of New South Wales and was admitted into practice in April 2008. Kristine works in the insurance division of the general liability team.  She has experience litigating...
Leanne Irwin
Special Counsel

Leanne Irwin

Leanne Irwin
Special Counsel

Leanne Irwin

Meet Leanne

Leanne specialises in medical negligence litigation in the Supreme and District Courts of New South Wales. Leanne has worked in specialist medical negligence practices for more than 11 years acting for hospitals and doctors.  In addition Leanne has acted for...
Olga Voukidis
Special Counsel

Olga Sclavenitis

Olga Voukidis
Special Counsel

Olga Sclavenitis

Meet Olga

Olga specialises in medical negligence claims and public liability claims. She has extensive experience in the area of coronial inquests. Since her admission in 1989, Olga has predominantly worked in defendant insurance litigation. She has experience in medical negligence claims,...
Andrew Howard
Senior Associate

Andrew Howard

Andrew Howard
Senior Associate

Andrew Howard

Meet Andrew

Andrew’s experience includes advising major Australian insurers, as well as London-based syndicates, across a broad range of insurance law matters. In particular, Andrew focusses on providing advice on public liability claims occurring in relation to pubs and clubs. Andrew approaches...
Ashleigh Clancy
Senior Associate

Ashleigh Clancy

Ashleigh Clancy
Senior Associate

Ashleigh Clancy

Meet Ashleigh

Ashleigh has extensive experience advising on and acting in the defence of complex medical negligence claims across a range of medical specialities including birth trauma, spinal, orthopaedics, blood virus, emergency medicine, gynaecology, radiology, oncology, cardiology and psychiatric injuries. She has...
Heidi Nolan
Senior Associate

Heidi Nolan

Heidi Nolan
Senior Associate

Heidi Nolan

Meet Heidi

Heidi has vast experience across personal injury, public risk insurance, property damage, motor vehicle, and professional indemnity claims. She has a solid understanding of the procedures and risks involved in litigation and adapts to obstacles which arise in the course of...

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