Mal Byrne is dedicated to providing the utmost in client service, using knowledge gained in his former career as a pharmacist to build relationships and get to grips with medical issues in compensation claims.
Mal’s insights have enabled him to achieve landmark rulings for clients in matters of workers’ compensation and medical negligence. His considerable experience in motor accident claims has earned him a reputation as a fair and constructive negotiator. And he has risen to the challenge of successfully pursuing public liability claims, in a climate made more difficult by legislative changes.
With his expertise and understanding, Mal is equipped to help society’s most vulnerable, such as victims of sexual abuse by individuals and institutions, and children who have suffered major injuries. He has particular interest in helping parents whose children endure lifelong hardship due to damage at birth, and cases of severe medical maltreatment resulting in death.
Having grown up and spent his entire working life in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Mal has an affinity for its people and their challenges, including injuries suffered by workers in the manufacturing sector. With a level of client care and an appreciation of medical matters that set him apart, Mal is always ready to pursue the best possible outcome for those seeking legal redress from the most daunting opponents.
- Bachelor of Pharmacy BPharm
- Fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice FACPP
- Bachelor of Arts Jurisprudence (BAJur)
- Bachelor of Laws LLB(Hons)
- Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice GCLP
- Admitted to practice 1995
My Areas of Expertise
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
- Workers Compensation
- Public Liability Injury
- Medical Negligence
- Detainee Compensation Claims
- Total and Permanent Disability / Superannuation Claims
- Institutional Sexual Abuse Claims
Media & Blog Posts
My child has a disability and was abused by their carer. Can I sue?
A harrowing “Four Corners” report recently detailed abuse that occurred in some taxpayer-funded disabled care homes. In this blog, TGB partner Mal Byrne looks at potential compensation for victims of abuse. Sexual and physical assault is a crime. It is a heinous crime when the victim is a child, even more so...Read more
Podcast: What you need to know about medical negligence
Medical negligence. What is it? How do you prove it? Can you make a claim? In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Mal Byrne and senior lawyer and medical negligence expert Michael King explain the concept and the law around it. As a former pharmacist Mal Byrne has invaluable insight into the medical industry...Read more
Radio 5AA: Mal Byrne speaks about the embryo blackout tragedy
Tindall Gask Bentley Partner Mal Byrne spoke to Radio 5AA about the tragedy of 12 families who lost 50 embryos when a generator failed at the Flinders Medical Centre in September’s statewide blackout. Listen to the full interview here.Read more
I was sexually abused by a Jehovah’s Witness, but the church didn’t believe me – can I sue?
A disturbing, widespread culture of negligence around child sexual abuse by the Jehovah’s Witness church – including allowing abusers to return to the organisation – has been uncovered in the latest Royal Commission findings. Tindall Gask Bentley partner Mal Byrne explains. The Royal Commission into Institutional...Read more
Channel 10: Families consider options after blackout embryo tragedy
Tindall Gask Bentley Partner Mal Byrne spoke to Channel 10 as the families who lost embryos in the statewide blackout consider their legal options. Watch the full story here.Read more