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
State Government closes the door on suffering abuse victims
Despite the huge profile given to the Royal Commission into the abuse of children in Australia’s institutions, how much has really changed? Tindall Gask Bentley partner Mal Byrne argues institutional and government responses – including in South Australia – are letting victims down. Read Mal’s full InDaily...Read more
Podcast: My plastic surgery went wrong. Can I sue?
The plastic surgery industry is booming as more and more people pursue the perfect body – but these so-called “standard” procedures are not without risk. What happens when your plastic surgery goes wrong? Can you sue for medical negligence? TGB partner Mal Byrne and senior lawyer Michael King discuss what options...Read more