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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.
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- 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
- Vice-President, 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: Injured overseas, the new tourist trap
The holiday of a lifetime can have a painful ending! In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Tim White discusses how you can make an injury compensation claim if you are an Aussie injured abroad or an overseas traveller injured in Australia but have since returned home. Listen on SoundCloudListen to the full...Read more
Today Tonight: $525m Johnson & Johnson payout sparks talcum powder cancer fears
Famous household brand Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay an astonishing A$525 million to a US woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum-powder-based products. The case is one of thousands of lawsuits brought across the US alleging the company failed to warn consumers...Read more
ABC Radio Adelaide: Patient Privacy
Is doctor-patient confidentiality as solid as we think? Can your medical records be requested by insurers, your employer or even your ex-partner? How private is patient privacy? TGB partner Tim White took part in a fascinating panel discussion with the ABC’s Sonya Feldhoff as well as psychiatrist Dr Nick Ford and Dr William...Read more
Podcast: 10 Things to Watch Out for When You Make a ComCare Claim
For Commonwealth employees, making a compensation claim can be a confusing process, but it doesn’t have to be. In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Tim White discusses the 10 things you must look out for if you’re a Commonwealth employee making a ComCare claim. Listen on SoundCloudListen to...Read more
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