Michael Windsor SC

Contact Details

  • Called to the Bar


  • Appointed Senior Counsel


  • Areas of Practice

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales

    Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales

    Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales

  • Professional experience

    Prior to coming to the Bar, Michael was a solicitor at Henry Davis York practising in commercial and common law litigation

  • Selected Cases

    Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program (inquiry into the development and implementation of the Commonwealth Home Insulation Program) – appeared on behalf of 73 entities which had conducted insulation installation businesses both before and during the Home Insulation Program

    Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – appeared at Case Study hearings into “Health Care Providers” and “Bethcar Children’s Home”

    Nobarani v Mariconte (2018) 92 ALJR 806 – procedural fairness; succession

    Nobarani v Mariconte (No. 2)  (2018) 92 ALJR 1031 – procedural fairness; costs

    State of NSW v Cuthbertson [2018] NSWCA 320 – damages; costs of defending criminal procedings

    Fletcher v State of NSW [2019] NSWCA 31 – causation; damages; wrongful arrest & false imprisonment

    Avopiling Pty Ltd v Bosevski [2018] NSWCA 146 – Torts; contributory negligence; damages assessments

    Inquest into the death of David Dungay – appearance for Justice Health; death in custody

    Eades v Endeavour Energy & Ors [2018] – Class action following bushfires in NSW

    Rickhuss v The Cosmetic Institute Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] NSWSC 1848 – class action relating to cosmetic surgeries

    Smythe v Burgman [2015] NSWSC 298 – medical negligence claim against medical practitioner

    Grills v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 72; Grills v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd (No.2) [2013] NSWSC 1951 – claim in tort against the owner and operator of motorway.

    Liao v State of New South Wales; Zhang v State of New South Wales [2014] NSWCA 71 – Claims arising out of the Olympic Games held in Sydney in 2000 and included claims for damages for inducing breach of contract, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution

    Courts v Essential Energy [2014] NSWSC 1483 – catastrophic injury claim following contact by road hauler with overhead power line

    Inquest into the death of Michael Wilson – long running inquest into the death of Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT) officer who died while retrieving a patient from a canyon in NSW

    Goddard & Ors v Central Coast Health Network [2013] NSWSC 2013 – professional negligence claims against surgeon and health network, quantification of damages pursuant to Compensation to Relatives Act 1898

    Tamara King bhnf Kevin King v Sydney South West Local Health District [2013] NSWCA 162 – medical negligence claim against Local Health District following catastrophic injury to foetus in circumstances where mother had contracted chicken pox

    Bannister & Hunter Pty Ltd v Transition Resort Holdings Pty Ltd [2013] NSWSC – claim against a surveyor & engineer concerning breach of contract, tort, misleading & deceptive conduct, entitlement to rectification of land

    Jones v Construction Control (ACT) Pty Ltd [2012] ACTSC 93 – litigation concerning collapse of structures at Canberra Airport site