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’s experience also includes defending dust diseases claims, including asbestos-related claims.

David has been recognised by Best Lawyers Australia for his expertise in Personal Injury Litigation since 2019 and for Insurance Law since 2021. Doyle’s Guide also recognised David as a recommended Defendant Public & Product Liability Lawyer in 2022.

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.

Dec 1, 2023

INSIGHT: Case Note | Barking up the wrong tree – County Court of Victoria finds dog attack not sufficiently connected with Insured’s business

Victorian WorkCover Authority v A.T.S. Towing Service Pty Ltd (ACN 054 744 204) & Ors [2023] VCC 2010 Background Aaron Butler (the plaintiff) sued Linkback (VIC) Pty Ltd (the Insured), ATS Towing Service (ATS) and Mr Steven Mavro, for injuries sustained in a dog attack on 4 April 2016. The attack occurred on a property […]

Nov 30, 2023

INSIGHT: Case Note | First in, not necessarily best dressed? Victorian Court of Appeal allows multiple Medical Panel determinations, setting aside the Rosata decision

Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd v Rosata; Kabbout v Crown Melbourne Ltd [2023] VSCA 281 (21 November 2023) Background Luigi Rosata and Samih Kabbout issued separate court proceedings for injuries sustained in unrelated slip and fall incidents. In Victoria, a claimant who suffers injuries, which are not caused by a workplace or transport accident, may […]