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Benjamin.Karalus_1_WEB
Principal

Benjamin Karalus

Benjamin.Karalus_1_WEB
Principal

Benjamin Karalus

Meet Benjamin

Benjamin acts exclusively for insurers providing advice on liability and indemnity issues across the spectrum of insurance products, policies and claims. Benjamin acts on behalf of insurers and self insured entities across all Australian jurisdictions. His commercial and insightful approach to...
Brian Trist
Principal

Brian Trist

Brian Trist
Principal

Brian Trist

Meet Brian

Brian is a knowledgeable insurance practitioner who advises major insurance clients on matters including litigated claims, non-litigated claims, complicated indemnity matters, commercially sensitive matters, claims handling and claims resolution strategies. Brian has experience in a broad range of subject matters...
Graeme Richards
Partner, WA

Graeme Richards

Graeme Richards
Partner, WA

Graeme Richards

Meet Graeme

Graeme is regarded as one of the foremost specialist insurance lawyers in Western Australia. He has amassed a wide, varied, and vast experience over his 40 year career and is one of the most able and effective lawyers in this...
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...
Priya Paquet
Principal

Priya Paquet

Priya Paquet
Principal

Priya Paquet

Meet Priya

Priya is an experienced practitioner having started her legal career acting exclusively for insurers. Priya has extensive experience in providing advice to insurers in relation to large losses, fraud and indemnity issues. Her experience in general insurance extends to Commercial...
Scott Kennedy
Principal

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy
Principal

Scott Kennedy

Meet Scott

Scott has 26 years of experience, advising on contractual indemnities, third-party damage under Industrial Special Risk, machinery, delay-in-start-up, liability and professional indemnity policies, business interruption, saturated soils, and LEG exclusions. Scott’s experience has seen him rank in the Australian Financial...
Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Meet Stuart

Stuart has developed his specialist insurance law practice to enable him to provide a broad range of legal services to Australian-based and international authorised insurers, underwriting agencies, general insurance brokers, self insurers and public authorities on all aspects of their:...
Anthony Basile
Partner, WA

Tony Basile

Anthony Basile
Partner, WA

Tony Basile

Meet Tony

Tony has acted solely for insurers since 1987 and has acquired an ability to quickly identify relevant issues and to develop strategies working with insurers to achieve strong commercial and economic resolution of matters. Tony advises on a wide range...
Sally Morshead
Consultant

Sally Morshead

Sally Morshead
Consultant

Sally Morshead

Meet Sally

Sally has a broad range of insurance experience and has acted for insurance companies, private companies and publicly listed companies. Sally has experience in property damage, professional indemnity, public risk insurance and damage from defective products, with a focus on construction matters...
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...
Isabel Cusumano
Senior Associate

Isabel Cusumano

Isabel Cusumano
Senior Associate

Isabel Cusumano

Meet Isabel

Isabel is a Senior Associate in McCabes’ Casualty team, with experience in the areas of public liability, personal injury, property damage claims and indemnity disputes. Since being admitted in 2015, Isabel has acted for a number of major Australian and...
Jack Paparone
Senior Associate

Jack Paparone

Jack Paparone
Senior Associate

Jack Paparone

Meet Jack

Jack practises almost exclusively in workers compensation, with some exposure to broader personal injury claims and litigation. His experience includes psychological injuries, breaks and fractures, scarring, soft tissue injuries, amputations, and back and spinal injuries. He regularly represents some of...

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Brian Trist
Principal

Brian Trist

Brian Trist
Principal

Brian Trist

Meet Brian

Brian is a knowledgeable insurance practitioner who advises major insurance clients on matters including litigated claims, non-litigated claims, complicated indemnity matters, commercially sensitive matters, claims handling and claims resolution strategies. Brian has experience in a broad range of subject matters...
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...
Scott Kennedy
Principal

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy
Principal

Scott Kennedy

Meet Scott

Scott has 26 years of experience, advising on contractual indemnities, third-party damage under Industrial Special Risk, machinery, delay-in-start-up, liability and professional indemnity policies, business interruption, saturated soils, and LEG exclusions. Scott’s experience has seen him rank in the Australian Financial...
Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Meet Stuart

Stuart has developed his specialist insurance law practice to enable him to provide a broad range of legal services to Australian-based and international authorised insurers, underwriting agencies, general insurance brokers, self insurers and public authorities on all aspects of their:...
Sally Morshead
Consultant

Sally Morshead

Sally Morshead
Consultant

Sally Morshead

Meet Sally

Sally has a broad range of insurance experience and has acted for insurance companies, private companies and publicly listed companies. Sally has experience in property damage, professional indemnity, public risk insurance and damage from defective products, with a focus on construction matters...
Viv Braithwaite
Senior Associate

Viv Braithwaite

Viv Braithwaite
Senior Associate

Viv Braithwaite

Meet Viv

Viv is a Senior Associate in McCabes’ Casualty team, with experience in complex coverage and defence matters involving property damage, financial lines, professional indemnity, directors and officers liability, product liability and construction. Viv has acted for domestic and international insurers...
Shauntelle.Lim_1_WEB
Senior Associate

Shauntelle Lim

Shauntelle.Lim_1_WEB
Senior Associate

Shauntelle Lim

Meet Shauntelle

Shauntelle has over 15 years’ experience working in the insurance industry and joined the McCabes Melbourne team in 2019. Shauntelle acts predominantly for insurers and self-insureds, providing advice on indemnity, liability and resolution strategies on a range of insurance products,...
Nicholas Robertson
Associate

Nicholas Robertson

Nicholas Robertson
Associate

Nicholas Robertson

Meet Nicholas

Since his admission in 2016, Nicholas has gained experience in personal injury, public liability and property damage disputes. Nick assists insurers in a variety of litigated and non-litigated matters and appears in the Local, District and Supreme Court of New...

Meet our people

Brian Trist
Principal

Brian Trist

Brian Trist
Principal

Brian Trist

Meet Brian

Brian is a knowledgeable insurance practitioner who advises major insurance clients on matters including litigated claims, non-litigated claims, complicated indemnity matters, commercially sensitive matters, claims handling and claims resolution strategies. Brian has experience in a broad range of subject matters...
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...
Scott Kennedy
Principal

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy
Principal

Scott Kennedy

Meet Scott

Scott has 26 years of experience, advising on contractual indemnities, third-party damage under Industrial Special Risk, machinery, delay-in-start-up, liability and professional indemnity policies, business interruption, saturated soils, and LEG exclusions. Scott’s experience has seen him rank in the Australian Financial...
Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Stuart Windybank
Principal

Stuart Windybank

Meet Stuart

Stuart has developed his specialist insurance law practice to enable him to provide a broad range of legal services to Australian-based and international authorised insurers, underwriting agencies, general insurance brokers, self insurers and public authorities on all aspects of their:...
Sally Morshead
Consultant

Sally Morshead

Sally Morshead
Consultant

Sally Morshead

Meet Sally

Sally has a broad range of insurance experience and has acted for insurance companies, private companies and publicly listed companies. Sally has experience in property damage, professional indemnity, public risk insurance and damage from defective products, with a focus on construction matters...
Viv Braithwaite
Senior Associate

Viv Braithwaite

Viv Braithwaite
Senior Associate

Viv Braithwaite

Meet Viv

Viv is a Senior Associate in McCabes’ Casualty team, with experience in complex coverage and defence matters involving property damage, financial lines, professional indemnity, directors and officers liability, product liability and construction. Viv has acted for domestic and international insurers...
Shauntelle.Lim_1_WEB
Senior Associate

Shauntelle Lim

Shauntelle.Lim_1_WEB
Senior Associate

Shauntelle Lim

Meet Shauntelle

Shauntelle has over 15 years’ experience working in the insurance industry and joined the McCabes Melbourne team in 2019. Shauntelle acts predominantly for insurers and self-insureds, providing advice on indemnity, liability and resolution strategies on a range of insurance products,...
Nicholas Robertson
Associate

Nicholas Robertson

Nicholas Robertson
Associate

Nicholas Robertson

Meet Nicholas

Since his admission in 2016, Nicholas has gained experience in personal injury, public liability and property damage disputes. Nick assists insurers in a variety of litigated and non-litigated matters and appears in the Local, District and Supreme Court of New...

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