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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
States in talks for national sexual abuse compensation scheme
This morning federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter began the delicate process of convincing all the states, and other groups, to join the Commonwealth’s national redress scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse. You can read that story in the SMH here. This development follows closely from last week’s...Read more
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