Tim White has a Personal Injury client base as diverse as Australian society itself and embraces unique elements related to his varied outside interests.
Chief among them is Tim’s membership of the Air Force Reserves, in which he serves as a Legal Officer with the rank of Squadron Leader. This pursuit has inspired Tim to become one of very few Adelaide lawyers to specialise in representing Defence Force personnel and their families.
Tim has assisted veterans from World War 2, Korea and Vietnam, as well as currently-serving personnel from Middle East conflicts. He has tackled historic and complex claims on behalf of veterans exposed to atomic bomb tests at Maralinga in the 1950’s and bombing at Hiroshima.
An important legal precedent has been credited to Tim, through his successful pursuit of a stress claim for a Vietnam veteran. Reaching the nation’s second-highest court, the six-year legal battle saw Tim draw on the lessons he has learned from another of his outside passions – marathon running.
Indeed the same tenacity, commitment and discipline that Tim shows on long-distance runs is also a distinctive feature of his service as a lawyer.
In addition, Tim thrives on the wide variety of his clientele – from CEO’s to apprentices. He devotes unquestionable commitment to clients injured in motor vehicle accidents, at work and those suffering life threatening diseases due to exposure to asbestos.
His desire to fight for the underdog is his strongest professional motivation; and one which has made him a pillar of the firm through his long career with TGB.
- Commerce Degree – University of Adelaide
- Law Degree – Queensland University of Technology
- Admitted to practice 1996
My Areas of Expertise
- Class Actions
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
- Workers Compensation
- Public Liability Injury
- Medical Negligence
- Comcare and Commonwealth Employee Claims
- Defence Force Members, Veterans and Widow Claims
- Asbestos and Chemical Exposure Claims
- Total and Permanent Disability / Superannuation Claims
My Professional Interests
- Director, Paraquad SA
- Member of Council, Law Society of SA
- Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves
- Member of Stakeholder Reference Group, Road Trauma Support WA
- Member of Australian Lawyers Alliance
- Chairman – Organising Committee, ITU World Duathlon Championships (SA 2015)
Media & Blog Posts
Podcast: PTSD and Defence personnel - fighting the battle at home
“We need help.” It’s been the plea of thousands of former defence personnel for decades now as they struggled with the transition to civilian life and mental health issues caused by their time in the military. In this fascinating installment of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Tim White and clinical psychiatrist...Read more
The Budget has delivered for at-risk Defence veterans, so what does it mean for your mental health treatment?
Australia’s Defence veterans have been crying out for greater access to mental health services for many years. That cry was heard in this week’s federal Budget, when the Government pledged $350m in total to veterans’ services. But what does this long-awaited funding injection mean for veterans’ treatment...Read more
How does a Statement of Principle affect my military claim?
A Statement of Principle is one of the most important factors when making a military compensation claim. Tindall Gask Bentley partner Tim White explains why. What is a Statement of Principle? A Statement of Principle (SOP) is one of the first things you must consider when making a military compensation claim with the Department...Read more
Why is my military compensation claim so complicated?
Making a claim for military compensation is complicated. Sadly, because of this, individuals often have their claims denied or receive less compensation than they deserve. Had they received legal advice there is a chance the outcome could have been different. In this blog, Tindall Gask Bentley partner Tim White will explain...Read more
WA: Should I accept a settlement offer for my motor vehicle claim?
Should I accept an offer of settlement for my motor vehicle claim in Western Australia? TGB partner Tim White explains your optionsRead more