A highly regarded barrister and mediator, Reno specialises in general insurance, professional indemnity, common law, and building and construction disputes.

Regularly briefed by major Australian insurers, as well as Lloyd’s underwriters, Reno advises and appears unled in a wide variety of insurance and commercial matters, at first instance and on appeal. He has appeared in the High Court and regularly appears in the Supreme (including Court of Appeal) and District Courts of New South Wales.

In addition to his practise as a barrister, Reno is certified as a mediator through the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA). Maintaining an expansive mediation practice, he has been appointed mediator in numerous litigated matters, including insurance disputes, commercial transactions, personal injury claims, family disputes, and building and construction disputes.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Reno practised as a solicitor and as in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance brokers in Australia, advising on major claims and risk management issues. Reno is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at industry forums, including the New South Wales State Legal Conference, as well as client CPD and in-house seminars.

Admissions
Admitted to the Bar (New South Wales): 1990
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales: 1984
Areas of Practice
Appellate
Building & Construction
Commercial Law
Consumer Protection & Competition Law
Contract Law
Coronial Inquests & Inquiries
Insurance Law
Mediation / ADR
Medical Negligence
Motor Accidents
Personal Injury & Torts
Professional Negligence
WorkCover / Workplace Health & Safety
Work Injury Damages
Professional Memberships
  • Member, New South Wales Bar Association
  • Member of the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Mediator certification through the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) - 2009
  • Associate Member, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) (NSW Chapter)
Speaking Engagements
  • Review of Proportionate Liability in Civil Liability Cases The New South Wales State Legal Conference – 30 August 2013
  • Proportionate Liability The Australian Lawyers Phil-Hellenic Association Symposium – 23 May 2013
  • Dual Insurance and Contribution The New South Wales State Legal Conference – 25 March 2013
  • Recent Developments in Civil Liability The New South Wales State Legal Conference – 26 March 2012
  • Recent Developments in Civil Liability and Alternative Dispute Resolution Continuing Professional Development Seminars – 17 November 2010
  • Civil Liability – A Misnomer? Continuing Professional Development Seminars – 3 September 2008
Select Cases
  • Transpacific Industrial Solutions Pty Limited v Phelps [2013] NSWCA 31 - Claim for personal injury damages arising from breach of duty of care where risk is ordinary
  • Garzo v Liverpool/Campbelltown Christian School [2012] NSWCA 151 - Claim for personal injury damages arising from a slip and fall at a pedestrian crossing and consideration of sections 5B, 5C and 5D of the Civil Liability Act (NSW) 2002
  • Plaskitt v Pittwater Council [2012] NSWSC 1356 - Occupiers liability claim for personal injury damages against Council
  • Bader v Jelic [2011] NSWCA 255 and Bader v Jelic [2010] NSWCA 203 - Breach of duty of care owed by an occupier to a lawful entrant
  • Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd v Fox; Calliden Insurance Limited v Fox [2009] HCA 35 - High Court matter concerning the duties owed by principals to contractors on construction sites
  • Penrith Rugby League Club Ltd trading as Cardiff Panthers v Elliott [2009] NSWCA 247 - Claim for personal injuries resultant from a slip and fall in car park and whether a breach of duty of care could be established
  • Transfield Services (Australia) v Hall; Hall v QBE Insurance (Australia) [2008] NSWCA 294 - Regarding non-delegable duty to ensure reasonable care taken by an independent contractor employed to engage in an extra-hazardous or inherently dangerous activity
  • The Uniting Church v Takacs [2008] NSWCA 141 and The Uniting Church v Takacs (No 2) [2008] NSWCA 172 - Claim concerning damages for breach of statutory duty pursuant to Regulations 73 and 74 of the Construction Safety Regulations 1950 and in negligence; whether an Offer of Compromise at first instance can apply to the appeal
  • Greenwood v Papademetri [2007] NSWCA 221 - Matter dealing with section 65 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) and Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) concerning amendments and joinder of a party outside the limitation period
  • Ryde City Council v Saleh [2004] NSWCA 219 - Regarding Council’s duty of care in relation to footpaths and obligation of pedestrians to take care for their own safety
  • Lemoto v Able Technical Pty Ltd & 2 Ors [2005] NSWCA 153 - Costs order against solicitor pursuant to section 198M of the Legal Profession Act 1987 (NSW)
  • Gee v NWQ Management P/L & Ors [2002] NSWCA 77 - Personal injury matter regarding circumstances of incident and causation; whether there was sufficient evidence to establish that third defendant was negligent
  • Burwood Council v Byrnes [2002] NSWCA 343 - Matter concerning Council negligence and Plaintiff’s contributory negligence
  • Owners Strata Plan 30889 v Perrine [2002] NSWCA 324 - Matter concerning personal injury and occupier’s liability
  • Re “E” v Australian Red Cross Society; Australian Red Cross Society New South Wales Division and Central Sydney Area Health Service [1991] FCA 603 and Re E v Australian Red Cross Society; Australian Red Cross Society New South Wales Division and Central Sydney Area Health Service [1991] FCA 20 - Duty of care of blood bank taking blood from donor who is HIV positive and duty of care of hospital giving transfusion; trade practices and implied terms and whether there was a contract between the patient and hospital

📞+61 2 9221 8989 📠+61 2 9223 4204
renogambi@wentworthchambers.com.au

Reno Gambi

Barrister
Mediator & Litigation Consultant


A highly regarded barrister and mediator, Reno specialises in general insurance, professional indemnity, common law, and building and construction disputes.

Regularly briefed by major Australian insurers, as well as Lloyd’s underwriters, Reno advises and appears unled in a wide variety of insurance and commercial matters, at first instance and on appeal. He has appeared in the High Court and regularly appears in the Supreme (including Court of Appeal) and District Courts of New South Wales.

In addition to his practise as a barrister, Reno is certified as a mediator through the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA). Maintaining an expansive mediation practice, he has been appointed mediator in numerous litigated matters, including insurance disputes, commercial transactions, personal injury claims, family disputes, and building and construction disputes.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Reno practised as a solicitor and as in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance brokers in Australia, advising on major claims and risk management issues. Reno is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at industry forums, including the New South Wales State Legal Conference, as well as client CPD and in-house seminars.

Admissions

Admitted to the Bar (New South Wales): 1990
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales: 1984

Areas of Practice

Appellate
Building & Construction
Commercial Law
Consumer Protection & Competition Law
Contract Law
Coronial Inquests & Inquiries
Insurance Law
Mediation / ADR
Medical Negligence
Motor Accidents
Personal Injury & Torts
Professional Negligence
WorkCover / Workplace Health & Safety
Work Injury Damages

Professional Memberships
  • Member, New South Wales Bar Association
  • Member of the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Mediator certification through the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) – 2009
  • Associate Member, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) (NSW Chapter)
Speaking Engagements
  • Review of Proportionate Liability in Civil Liability Cases The New South Wales State Legal Conference – 30 August 2013
  • Proportionate Liability The Australian Lawyers Phil-Hellenic Association Symposium – 23 May 2013
  • Dual Insurance and Contribution The New South Wales State Legal Conference – 25 March 2013
  • Recent Developments in Civil Liability The New South Wales State Legal Conference – 26 March 2012
  • Recent Developments in Civil Liability and Alternative Dispute Resolution Continuing Professional Development Seminars – 17 November 2010
  • Civil Liability – A Misnomer? Continuing Professional Development Seminars – 3 September 2008
Select Cases
  • Transpacific Industrial Solutions Pty Limited v Phelps [2013] NSWCA 31 – Claim for personal injury damages arising from breach of duty of care where risk is ordinary
  • Garzo v Liverpool/Campbelltown Christian School [2012] NSWCA 151 – Claim for personal injury damages arising from a slip and fall at a pedestrian crossing and consideration of sections 5B, 5C and 5D of the Civil Liability Act (NSW) 2002
  • Plaskitt v Pittwater Council [2012] NSWSC 1356 – Occupiers liability claim for personal injury damages against Council
  • Bader v Jelic [2011] NSWCA 255 and Bader v Jelic [2010] NSWCA 203 – Breach of duty of care owed by an occupier to a lawful entrant
  • Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd v Fox; Calliden Insurance Limited v Fox [2009] HCA 35 – High Court matter concerning the duties owed by principals to contractors on construction sites
  • Penrith Rugby League Club Ltd trading as Cardiff Panthers v Elliott [2009] NSWCA 247 – Claim for personal injuries resultant from a slip and fall in car park and whether a breach of duty of care could be established
  • Transfield Services (Australia) v Hall; Hall v QBE Insurance (Australia) [2008] NSWCA 294 – Regarding non-delegable duty to ensure reasonable care taken by an independent contractor employed to engage in an extra-hazardous or inherently dangerous activity
  • The Uniting Church v Takacs [2008] NSWCA 141 and The Uniting Church v Takacs (No 2) [2008] NSWCA 172 – Claim concerning damages for breach of statutory duty pursuant to Regulations 73 and 74 of the Construction Safety Regulations 1950 and in negligence; whether an Offer of Compromise at first instance can apply to the appeal
  • Greenwood v Papademetri [2007] NSWCA 221 – Matter dealing with section 65 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) and Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) concerning amendments and joinder of a party outside the limitation period
  • Ryde City Council v Saleh [2004] NSWCA 219 – Regarding Council’s duty of care in relation to footpaths and obligation of pedestrians to take care for their own safety
  • Lemoto v Able Technical Pty Ltd & 2 Ors [2005] NSWCA 153 – Costs order against solicitor pursuant to section 198M of the Legal Profession Act 1987 (NSW)
  • Gee v NWQ Management P/L & Ors [2002] NSWCA 77 – Personal injury matter regarding circumstances of incident and causation; whether there was sufficient evidence to establish that third defendant was negligent
  • Burwood Council v Byrnes [2002] NSWCA 343 – Matter concerning Council negligence and Plaintiff’s contributory negligence
  • Owners Strata Plan 30889 v Perrine [2002] NSWCA 324 – Matter concerning personal injury and occupier’s liability
  • Re “E” v Australian Red Cross Society; Australian Red Cross Society New South Wales Division and Central Sydney Area Health Service [1991] FCA 603 and Re E v Australian Red Cross Society; Australian Red Cross Society New South Wales Division and Central Sydney Area Health Service [1991] FCA 20 – Duty of care of blood bank taking blood from donor who is HIV positive and duty of care of hospital giving transfusion; trade practices and implied terms and whether there was a contract between the patient and hospital

?+61 2 9221 8989 ?+61 2 9223 4204
renogambi@wentworthchambers.com.au