David Randazzo


David joined Meridian Lawyers in 2016 as a Principal in the Melbourne office. David is an experienced insurance litigator and has acted for numerous insurers (local and international), government authorities, construction groups and sporting associations since 2002. In addition to defending claims, he provides policy drafting advice and pursues recoveries for a national crop insurer.

Since being promoted to partner at a global firm in 2011, David has focussed on product liability, property damage, council liability and public liability matters. He has acted in numerous high value claims and has successfully defended (and prosecuted) several matters to verdict. David has a particular interest in industrial accident claims and regularly acts for non-employer defendants in claims by injured workers and statutory authorities. He also regularly defends manufacturers and suppliers in product liability claims and acts for a wide range of sporting bodies (including at a national level) in injury related matters.

David has acted in medical negligence and professional indemnity claims, including claims against solicitors and barristers. He also provides general litigation advice to non-insurer clients and has acted in coronial inquests.

David was recognised by Best Lawyers Australia since 2019 of for his expertise in Personal Injury Litigation.

David was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002.  He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Insurance Law Association.

Oct 23, 2019

INSIGHT: Powerful new Sports Tribunal leads the way in bolstering integrity in Australian sport. Why is this important?

Key takeaways: New legislation governing arbitration/ADR of Australian sports disputes National Sports Tribunal introduced for resolution of sports disputes Two-year pilot Conditional opt out scheme Laws apply to acts committed or omitted within as well as outside of Australia Locally handled sporting Appeals have the potential to lower costs Significant civil penalties for breach Sports […]

Oct 8, 2019

INSIGHT: What’s the damage? Recent trends in General Damages awards for psychiatric injuries in Victoria.

Key takeaways: General damages awards for psychiatric injuries can be significant A ‘recognisable psychiatric illness’ must be present Treatment not sought is not necessarily an impediment to a psychiatric claim Have there been any discernible trends in the awarding of damages for psychiatric injuries in recent years in Victoria? Four cases decided between 2013 and […]