Tim White TGB Lawyers

Tim White

Managing Partner

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As Managing Partner, Tim White  has a personal injury client base as diverse as Australian society itself, has assisted injured people for more than 28 years and embraces the unique elements related to his varied outside interests and associations.

Chief among these is Tim’s membership of the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves, in which he serves as a Legal Officer with the rank of Squadron Leader. His involvement in the RAAF has inspired Tim to become one of few Australian lawyers to specialise in representing Defence Force members, veterans and their families in military compensation claims all around Australia.

Tim has assisted and advocated for Defence Force members and veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts in the Middle East. He has tackled thousands of historic and complex military compensation claims relating to injuries arising from service right across the globe.

A strong advocate for Defence Force members and veterans, Tim provides legal advice and support to them relating to their dealings with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). This support and advice is similar to what is provided by a DVA Advocate, or RSL Advocate – backed up by 25+ years of experience.

He also assists civilian Commonwealth employees who are injured at work with Comcare compensation claims all around Australia. He has represented clients in class action claims, those exposed to asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, or those with catastrophic injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents and workplace incidents.

Tim has represented clients in numerous long legal battles that have established important legal precedents for others. He draws 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.

Tim thrives on the wide variety of his clientele – from CEOs to apprentices. He devotes unquestionable commitment to all of his clients that have been injured in a large variety of circumstances.

His desire to fight for the underdog is his strongest professional motivation; and one which has made him a pillar of the firm throughout his long career with TGB.

In 2020, Tim was president of the Law Society of South Australia.

Tim White TGB Lawyers

Tim White

Managing Partner

My Qualifications

  • Commerce Degree – University of Adelaide
  • Law Degree – Queensland University of Technology
  • Admitted to practice 1996

My Areas of Expertise

  • Comcare and Commonwealth Employee Compensation Claims
  • Defence Force Members & Veterans – Military Compensation Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Public Liability Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Asbestos and Chemical Exposure Claims
  • Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)/Superannuation Claims

My Professional Interests

  • President Elect – Law Society of South Australia, 2019
  • President – Law Society of South Australia, 2020
  • Immediate Past President – Law Society of South Australia, 2021
  • Vice President – Law Society of South Australia, 2018
  • Executive Member, Council Member and Member – Law Society of South Australia
  • Board Member – Legal Assistance Fund, Law Society of South Australia
  • Director – Law Council of Australia (SA Representative), 2020
  • Chair of Litigation Assistance Committee – Law Society of South Australia
  • Member Ethics and Practice and Regulation Advisory Committees -Law Society of South Australia
  • Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves
  • Member of Stakeholder Reference Group -Road Trauma Support WA
  • Member – Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Chairman – Organising Committee, ITU World Duathlon Championships SA, 2015
  • Litigation Assistance Fund Advisory Board
  • Law Society representative on the Joint Rules Advisory Committee

What people are saying

“Tim White, from Tindall Gask Bentley has always looked after me from the very start. I’m a military veteran who was having trouble getting a determination overturned. DVA and the veteran review board is a hard process to go through alone. Tim has his own background with defence and knows the process inside and out. He was pivotal in having my decision overturned. He was with me every step of the way and took much of the stress and anxiety away. I was so thankful to have someone like Tim in my corner backing me and having the expertise to deal with DVA and their reviews process. I would and have recommended both Tindall Gask Bentley and Tim White to any Veteran that needs the support and experience that this firm and Tim have.”

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Been injured in a motor vehicle accident in WA? Here's your need-to-know guide.

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) of any kind, your whole life can change in a moment. If you have an injury that resulted from the driving of a motor vehicle, whether those injuries be physical or psychological, you may have a personal injury claim against the insurance Commission of WA (ICWA). When might...

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