At Gouldson Legal we know that legal proceedings are never easy. This could be your first time dealing with a compensation matter and you are unsure of your rights and the best path forward. You need a firm you can trust, one that is looking out for you, your best interests, your finances and your result; that’s where we come in.

We have built our processes around the journeys of our clients, around their concerns and their successes we know what works, and we see it in the results of our clients. Our secret? We take an individual approach to every single case. While your case will fall into a particular compensation area, your experience and how it has affected you is entirely individual.

When you choose us, we dig deeper than any other firm; we look at how this has affected your life and what that means to you and to the outcome you need. By taking this approach, we ensure that we have investigated every avenue to get you your best result. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at our Client Stories and find out the difference our approach has made to the clients before you.

This approach means that we have built a team of like-minded, hard-working, compensation experts. They look at your case from every angle, and they know that this is the best approach to get you your best outcome. Every member in our office, from junior to director, knows that winning a case is about digging deeper and uncovering the people behind the paperwork. The Gouldson Legal team is comprised of some of the brightest legal minds and that is no accident. We search tirelessly for talented experts who are care about their clients. From the moment you step out of the elevator, you will be greeted by individuals who understand just how difficult legal proceedings can be. They will strive to ensure that your case, and your time with us, goes as smoothly as possible.

It is always nice to be able to put a face to a name so if you haven’t yet been into our offices, below are the people and faces you will come to know while we are running your case.

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Faran Gouldson
Director

Faran has been in the legal game for 23 short years and is the driving force behind our innovative, people focused approach. He commenced Gouldson Legal in late 1998 with the sole aim of providing a specialist personal litigation service that focused on people.

When he isn’t in the office leading our impressive legal team, he can be found somewhere close to the beach with Rachel and the 3 children, surfing and taking in the sunshine.

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society
American Trial Lawyers Association

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Carl Hughes
Senior Associate

Carl joined our team in March 2013, having previously lead the Queensland Asbestos Claims Department for a major national firm. He has been acknowledged as one of Brisbane’s leading asbestos compensation lawyers, and has spent a great proportion of his career working on dust diseases claims for sufferers throughout Queensland.

Prior to his legal exploits Carl undertook studies in Economics and French. On his weekends Carl can usually be found at the Gym or in a travel agency planning his next escape.

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society

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Kaine Shanahan
Associate

Since admittance in 2007 Kaine has practised in New South Wales, the United Kingdom and Queensland; specialising in personal injury and professional negligence litigation. After a stint in London he returned to Australia in 2013.

Outside of work, Kaine describes himself as a ‘complete sports tragic’. He has turned his hand at pretty much everything; cricket, golf, touch football and tennis, without much success!

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society

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Shane Lawlor
Lawyer

Shane’s client-centric approach ensures that he considers individual circumstances as he works toward the best possible resolution.

Shane ensures every client understands the injury claim process and their individual case progression.

Outside the office, Shane enjoys keeping up to date with the latest in television series and novels.

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society

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Jennifer Mougan
Lawyer

Jennifer has worked in personal injury law for five years during which time she has built up considerable skills in all areas of personal injury claims. Prior to her legal career, Jennifer studied animal science and is very passionate about animals and animal welfare.

On her weekends, Jennifer loves spending time with her dogs and planning outdoor activities with her friends.

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society

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Jessica Stanley
Lawyer

Jessica was admitted in 2015, and her experience in personal injuries is well-rounded, having worked in both plaintiff and defendant personal injuries firms for the past 5 years. During this time, Jessica has grown passionate about this area of law, and she values the opportunity she has to assist our clients in the claims process.

With a penchant for picnics, markets and all things coffee-related, Jessica enjoys spending her weekends ‘out and about’ taking in all that life has to offer.

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society

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Roslyn Clark
Lawyer, on Maternity Leave

Roslyn was admitted in 2009, practising primarily in immensely challenging catastrophic injury cases. Aware of her compassion, and talent for difficult injury claims, Gouldson Legal snapped her up in 2011.

She spends a couple nights a week playing social netball and her weekends surrounded by her young family.

Memberships:

Australian Lawyers Alliance
Queensland Law Society

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Samantha Singh
Accounts Manager

Samantha joined the Gouldson Legal team in January 2016. With over 10 years’ experience in Management positions in the Legal and Professional sectors, Samantha brings a vast range of skills and knowledge to the team. Her attention to detail and problem solving skills are essential in making sure that everything is running well.

When not working hard at balancing the accounts, Samantha is balancing a young family. She loves to spend quality time with her family and believes that this is the most important role in her life. Family bike rides, BBQs in the park or trips to the beach are what you will find Samantha and her family up to on the weekends. Making the most of life!

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Rebecca Coote
Marketing Manager

Rebecca joined our team in 2014, following on from her Masters. Working within the restrictions of our industry, Rebecca has assisted to develop and build our brand presence and the marketing approaches of our firm. Rebecca firmly believes in building strong, honest relationships both with our external contacts and internal team.

With a love of the outdoors Rebecca usually spends her weekends off at some obscure fishing spot, at some obscene hour, entirely fuelled by caffeine.

Qualifications:

Masters of Business: IMC
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Diploma of Education

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Heather Lyndon
Director's Assistant

After 20 years in the legal industry, primarily in personal injury law, Heather is known for her immense experience and compassionate nature.

Having worked with Faran (our Director) for over six years Heather knows Gouldson Legal inside and out.

When she isn’t busy ensuring the place runs smoothly, Heather escapes out to Maidenwell with her family. There is something about the air (and lack of lawyers) that she finds incredibly refreshing!

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Amanda Ghion
Receptionist

Amanda has worked in the legal industry for over a decade, coming to join our team mid-2016. Before joining our team, Amanda worked for a number of other firms in legal secretary and receptionist roles.

Amanda firmly believes that compassion and understanding are integral to any role in personal injury law. She has a real passion for her role and her warm, compassionate nature ensures that every visitor and caller to our firm feels welcome and at ease.

On her weekends Amanda likes to spend time with family and friends. She loves cooking, yoga and spending her weekends outdoors.

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Catherine Dobell
Legal Assistant

Catherine joined the Gouldson Legal team in mid-2016, having gained considerable previous experience assisting professionals and clients in a similar role. Catherine knows that her role assists us to provide the best possible service and ensure the best possible outcome for every client. She has a keen interest in rehabilitative care, understanding the importance this plays in recovery for our clients.

In her spare time Catherine likes to spend time with her family and friends, discovering new cafes, restaurants and markets. She also plays netball at her local club, where she volunteers as a member of the Committee.

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Zoe McAteer
Legal Assistant

Zoe joined the Gouldson Legal team in 2015, bringing with her years of experience in customer relations and administration roles. Initially, Zoe kept everything running smoothly in her administration role and developed a real passion for our area of law. As her experience and skill set grew, Zoe transitioned into her current role as one of our legal assistants.

Zoe is currently studying a double degree in law and justice, aiming to be admitted as a lawyer once completed.

When she manages to find time between study and work, Zoe spends her weekends with friends and family; she also loves to read and relax on the beach.

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Jane Abbott
Legal Assistant

Jane joined our team in June 2014 after gaining a previous 2 years’ experience at another personal injury firm. Over her time, Jane has gained a diverse range of knowledge and experience in a variety of personal injury claims, including catastrophic injuries and takes pride in her compassionate, resolute and genuine personality when guiding client’s through the claims process.

Jane hopes to delve into some study in the future but enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends for whatever the occasion might be.

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Brigitta Smith
Legal Assistant

Brigitta has been with us for almost three years, initially ensuring everything ran smoothly in her administration role and then transitioning into a legal assistant role as her expertise grew. Brigitta is currently in her final year of law balancing her full time study commitments with her full time legal assistant role.

When she does find a spare moment, Brigitta can be found exuding her competitive nature barracking for her favourite sports team or planning her next overseas adventure to cure her case of wanderlust.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Justice

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Emma Wishart
Marketing Assistant

Emma studied a dual degree in marketing and visual design and moved to London shortly after graduating from her degree. Emma has had a range of experience in the marketing field and most recently worked at a digital marketing agency in London.

She has now moved back to Australia and is settling back into life in Brisbane. Emma loves good food and cooking; her favourite thing is to enjoy a good meal with family and friends.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Creative Industries

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