Adam Abboud

Special Counsel  |  Insurance


(02) 8262 2733

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Adam is known for his reliability and dedication to his work, as well as his grounded attitude.

Adam Abboud began his legal career at a community legal centre, before working since 2010 in various aspects of insurance law. Adam navigates the complexities of Insurance law with a blend of seasoned expertise and heartfelt community involvement, establishing himself as a respected Special Counsel in the Insurance team.

A Macquarie University alumnus, Adam has effectively represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury law since his admission in 2013, showcasing an ability to deliver pragmatic advice particularly in high stake major claims and catastrophic injury cases, including complex psychiatric injuries. At McInnes Wilson Lawyers since 2017, Adam has also specialised in general insurance (including indemnity / policy coverage and property damage recovery / defended).

Beyond the legal realm, Adam remains steadfastly committed to both professional and community development: mentoring through the Law Society of New South Wales in 2019, contributing to the Injury Compensation Committee since 2019, and previously serving as a volunteer Surf Life Saver at North Palm Beach.

In Adam, clients find not just a highly skilled lawyer, but a professional who sincerely engages with his community and profession, ensuring his advice is not only legally sound but also deeply grounded and empathetically delivered. 


CAREER highlights

Key Specialisations


  • Bachelor Of Commerce, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor Of Laws (Honours), Macquarie University
  • Post-Graduate Diploma In Legal Practice, College Of Law

community involvement

  • Member, NSW Law Society Injury Compensation Committee
  • Volunteer, North Palm Beach Surf Life Savers


Client Solutions

NTI Limited
Client problem

Adam's client, NTI, was initially involved in a defended action brought by QBE for a truck-on-truck head-on collision. NTI then sought recovery once proceedings commenced.

outcome achieved

Adam successfully resolved the matter, with costs awarded in NTI's favour.

NTI Limited
workers' compensation
Client problem

Plaintiff lodged a public liability claim in the District Court, although Adam contended the insured's relationship with the plaintiff was one of employee / employer. 

outcome achieved

The Court of Appeal agreed with Adam, so NTI had no liability in regard to the plaintiff's claim. 

Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd
Client problem

Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd was confronted with a claim filed late and lacking adequate evidence.

outcome achieved

Adam filed a Notice of Motion, pinpointing multiple breaches of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. Ultimately, the proceedings against Allianz were dismissed by Judge Levy SC, safeguarding Allianz from an improperly substantiated claim. 


Adam Abboud's INSIGHTS

Loss of Luxury Update: High Court Clarifies Where Compensation Should Be Extended To For Hiring Replacement Vehicles
There Is No Discretion in Procedure

Compensation, Financial Lines Insurance

Loss of Luxury Is Compensable
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(02) 8262 2733