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Alex Freeman
Partner, WA

Alex Freeman

Alex Freeman
Partner, WA

Alex Freeman

Meet Alex

Alex advises and represents workers’ compensation and general insurers and large corporate self-insurers in personal injury liability litigation, work injury claims and property damage claims. He heads McCabes WA’s workers’ compensation teams for multiple national insurers. Alex is also the...
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...
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...
Josephine Courtney
Partner, WA

Josephine Courtney

Josephine Courtney
Partner, WA

Josephine Courtney

Meet Josephine

Jo has extensive experience in defending insurance related claims in the personal injury, product liability and strata company liabilities, as well as experience in managing fraudulent claims requiring investigation, medical negligence and recovery claims. Her clients include many of Australia’s...
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...
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...

Meet our people

Alex Freeman
Partner, WA

Alex Freeman

Alex Freeman
Partner, WA

Alex Freeman

Meet Alex

Alex advises and represents workers’ compensation and general insurers and large corporate self-insurers in personal injury liability litigation, work injury claims and property damage claims. He heads McCabes WA’s workers’ compensation teams for multiple national insurers. Alex is also the...
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...
Byron Winburn-Clarke
Consultant

Byron Winburn-Clarke

Byron Winburn-Clarke
Consultant

Byron Winburn-Clarke

Meet Byron

Byron has a wide and varied insurance practice and experience specialising in significant claims involving complex liability issues and substantial damages. His management qualifications give him a unique business understanding of insurers and their operations, and his diverse exposure 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...
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...
Anna Baker
Senior Associate

Anna Baker

Anna Baker
Senior Associate

Anna Baker

Meet Anna

Since being admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2016, Anna has practiced exclusively in insurance law and been involved in a range of insurance related claims on behalf of government, leading insurers and self-insured...
Anuksha Thakur
Senior Associate

Anuksha Thakur

Anuksha Thakur
Senior Associate

Anuksha Thakur

Meet Anuksha

Anuksha is an Associate in the Government Group of McCabes insurance division, where she manages a diverse portfolio of property damage and recovery claims in New South Wales. Anuksha was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New...
Mia Ioannou
Associate

Mia Ioannou

Mia Ioannou
Associate

Mia Ioannou

Meet Mia

Mia is an Associate in our Casualty team specialising in undefended and defended recovery claims in the Local and District Court. She runs a high-volume practice of motor vehicle, debt recovery, property damage, and breach of contract claims in New South...
Naomi Schlaepfer
Associate

Naomi Schlaepfer

Naomi Schlaepfer
Associate

Naomi Schlaepfer

Meet Naomi

Naomi practices in the motor vehicle general insurance team and has extensive experience in motor vehicle recovery and defended matters. Naomi has extensive experience with defending claims against her motor vehicle insurer clients by credit hire companies. She has also...
Tina Perrotta
Associate

Tina Perrotta

Tina Perrotta
Associate

Tina Perrotta

Meet Tina

Tina is an Associate in our motor team coordinating a portfolio of high-volume motor recoveries, fleet claims and credit hire claims in NSW and Qld. Tina also acts on behalf of the subrogated insurer in recovery claims for motor damage...
Narek Michaelian
Associate

Narek Michaelian

Narek Michaelian
Associate

Narek Michaelian

Meet Narek

Narek joined McCabes Recoveries team in November 2020. He completed a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University and was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in September 2018. He also holds a Bachelor of Management in Sport...

Meet our people

Alex Freeman
Partner, WA

Alex Freeman

Alex Freeman
Partner, WA

Alex Freeman

Meet Alex

Alex advises and represents workers’ compensation and general insurers and large corporate self-insurers in personal injury liability litigation, work injury claims and property damage claims. He heads McCabes WA’s workers’ compensation teams for multiple national insurers. Alex is also the...
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...
Byron Winburn-Clarke
Consultant

Byron Winburn-Clarke

Byron Winburn-Clarke
Consultant

Byron Winburn-Clarke

Meet Byron

Byron has a wide and varied insurance practice and experience specialising in significant claims involving complex liability issues and substantial damages. His management qualifications give him a unique business understanding of insurers and their operations, and his diverse exposure 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...
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...
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...
Viv Braithwaite
Special Counsel

Viv Braithwaite

Viv Braithwaite
Special Counsel

Viv Braithwaite

Meet Viv

Viv is a Special Counsel 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...
Anuksha Thakur
Senior Associate

Anuksha Thakur

Anuksha Thakur
Senior Associate

Anuksha Thakur

Meet Anuksha

Anuksha is an Associate in the Government Group of McCabes insurance division, where she manages a diverse portfolio of property damage and recovery claims in New South Wales. Anuksha was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New...
Mia Ioannou
Associate

Mia Ioannou

Mia Ioannou
Associate

Mia Ioannou

Meet Mia

Mia is an Associate in our Casualty team specialising in undefended and defended recovery claims in the Local and District Court. She runs a high-volume practice of motor vehicle, debt recovery, property damage, and breach of contract claims in New South...

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