Barbara Casado

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB, BA


Barbara works with insurers to resolve a range of CTP and liability claims, including catastrophic and major claims, and often involving complex liability, medical and quantum issues and fraud.

Barbara proactively manages matters to finalisation by exploring early settlement opportunities and progressing the matter to hearing as efficiently as possible.

Barbara works mostly with NSW insurers providing CTP and liability insurance. She is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.


  • Acting on behalf of the defendant/cross-claimant in a sensitive matter that involved seven personal injury claims arising from a major motor vehicle accident involving three infants after alighting a school bus. She successfully obtained a verdict against the bus company resulting in a significant recovery for her client.
  • Acting on behalf of a defendant/cross-claimant in a multi-defendant claim that arose from an unsafe system of work. Although the plaintiff and workers compensation insurer alleged the plaintiff was a contractor, she successfully negotiated a settlement with significant contribution made by the other defendant and the workers compensation insurer.
  • Acting in relation to claims outside the NSW jurisdiction, including other states within Australia and abroad.

Awards and recognition

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2022
Finalist, Special Counsel of the Year

Professional Membership

  • 2020 Law Society of NSW Injury Compensation Committee

Latest thinking

Insurance | 12 Sep 2023

Costs: when do they follow the event in judicial review proceedings?

The decision of Insurance Australia Limited t/as NRMA Insurance (No 2) has clarified when a Court can depart from the usual costs order in favour of the successful party.