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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 institutional sexual abuse 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
- Institutional Sexual Abuse Claims
- Medical Negligence
- Public Liability Injury
- Detainee Compensation Claims
- Workers Compensation
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
- Total and Permanent Disability/Superannuation Claims
Media & Blog Posts
ABC Radio: Should our government sue the big tobacco companies?
Health experts are urging Australian governments to sue tobacco companies for the billions of dollars spent on treating smoking-related illnesses. Such a move would follow the lead of nation’s like Canada, whose government has launched successful lawsuits against tobacco giants to recover healthcare costs. It would be...Read more
More losers than winners in the latest offer to victims of institutional child sexual abuse
The latest proposed compensation deal for institutional child sexual abuse victims doesn’t go far enough for those who have already endured so much, writes TGB partner Mal Byrne. The Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 has just been introduced to the Federal Parliament by Social...Read more