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Brendan McCashin



Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Office Telephone: +61 (0)3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0)3 8601 4555

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Brendan specialises in insurance-related litigation as well as non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters.

Brendan has acted on a wide range of insurance and reinsurance matters for Australian-based and international clients including insurance events, in Australia and overseas, such as flooding, storm, earthquake, fire and explosion events, electricity supply issues and machinery break-downs as well as high value class action litigation, public and product liability and subrogation claims.

Prior to joining HFW in January 2009, Brendan practised for seven years in New Zealand for a Trans-Tasman law firm in the areas of professional indemnity, statutory liability and public and product liability insurance and general and commercial litigation. Brendan has also previously worked in London as part of an insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution team defending major international arbitration claims against a United States-based reinsurer.

Brendan has been recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 as a Next Generation Partner in Australia for Insurance. The publication states that "Brendan McCashin is adept at handling both contentious and non-contentious insurance work".

Brendan is dual qualified in Australia and New Zealand.

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Leading companies in the construction, commodities, energy, insurance and shipping sectors base their Australian headquarters in the city and HFW is centrally positioned, providing full legal support to our clients.

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