We have experience in acting for clients both as solicitors in the preparation of a vast array of personal injury and defamation matters as well as in the capacity of trial counsel. We pride ourselves in the results achieved by our practitioners in these areas over the past three decades when acting for Plaintiffs and Defendants alike.
Although the majority of personal injury cases involve car accidents and claims for workers compensation under State or Federal law, our firm also has a depth of experience in pursuing and recovering damages for personal injury on account of defective products, in occupier liability cases as well as injuries occasioned by common law assault and trespass.
Since the introduction of the uniform defamation legislation to Australia, our firm has developed a national practice responsible for the running of cases in South Australia, Western Australia and in Queensland. In South Australia we understand that our in-house Counsel is the only barrister to have obtained a permanent injunction in a defamation case.
Although we are proud of our achievements at trial, in defamation as with other areas of law, we recognise that the risks of going to trial as well as the financial and other costs to corporations and individuals warrant very careful consideration and scrutiny by our clients.
From the time of the issue of a formulated personal injury claim or a Defamation Act Concerns Notice, we will sensibly explore with you how to best negotiate a fair compensation award. We take very seriously the need to protect the interests of our clients whether through the filing in court of an appropriate offer of compromise, the issue or receipt of an appropriate apology, or by constructing appropriate lateral solutions acceptable to both parties.