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Our firm specializes in all forms of WILL and INHERITANCE DISPUTES - Australia wide, running many hundreds of cases per year.

We at Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP) offer legal services to those involved in will and inheritance disputes throughout Australia. This includes estate beneficiaries, individuals who feel mistreated by a testator, and those who have been excluded from a will.

We work on a No Win, No Fee...

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23 February, 2012
5
"What can I say but great! I was just very pleased with my journey at Gerard Malouf & Partners, from start to finish. My managing solicitor, Mr Vrege Kolokossian, was not only very friendly, but also very good at understanding me. I thought this was very important. He kept me informed on the progress of my matter at all times, and always made sure to explain the whole process. I was never left in the dark. What I particularly liked was the communication process with the firm. Over the past 18 months or so, when I left messages with the receptionist, I was telephoned back every time. I also met with Vrege on several occasions in conference and he acted on my instructions without fail. The contact was very pleasing."
23 February, 2012
5
I was completely ecstatic with my legal team provided to me by Gerard Malouf and Partners. My legal team comprised of my instructing solicitor Mrs Lana Ventsov, and my delightful barristers Mr Barry Hall QC and barrister David Elliot. I was nervous at all times, but they made me feel very important and most of all, they gave me the courage to continue along in my pursuit to win my case, especially when no one believed in me. They picked me up and gave me the confidence I needed to excel and be strong. I remember it like yesterday, when we came out of the Supreme Court, the final hearing. It was like an audience; people approached me and patted me, telling me Im a strong lady. After a few weeks, we found out we won! It was absolutely wonderful. I was extremely pleased with my team. My instructing solicitor Lana was just delightful. I would love to email her occasionally and keep in touch with her. Mr Gerard Malouf, an exceptionally nice man. I have known him since he was a young boy pursuing his education. I was just astonished when he was the man I first met. I was extremely comfortable with him since the day I first walked in his door. He always reassured me letting me know things would be ok. I have nothing but praise for Gerard Malouf and his team, who in turn became my team. A job well done!
23 February, 2012
5
"Hi Garbis. I just wanted to take some time to thank you for all the hard work you put into my case. Your guidance, help and understanding during this difficult time has been invaluable. I really appreciate all the effort you have put into my case. You have made this experience a lot easier for me, you were able to communicate all of the legal jargon to me in way that I could understand. You are very easy to talk you and i felt you always kept me well infomed throughout the process. I can't thank you enough for the work you have put in and the help you have given me."
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Our Team Profiles

Gerard Malouf Name

Gerard Malouf

Position

Principal Compentsation Solicitor

Profile

One of the ways to aptly describe Gerard Malouf is through a well-known John C. Maxwell quote which goes: "Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." Gerard's upbringing instilled diligence, excellence, concern for others, and an unwavering belief in justice under law--traits which moulded and have continued to guide Gerard as a lawyer and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury/Negligence for almost three decades. 

Gerard believes that anyone can accomplish anything in their lives by setting goals, applying themselves, and saying their prayers. He also adheres to the following life lessons:

• "Never be afraid to help those around you and use the skills and powers that you have to do good for others, as it will find its way back to you someday. If you live by this motto you will have a happy and peaceful life."

• Success and happiness are not products of luck; they come about through a great deal of hard work and commitment."

As for dealing with clients, Gerard says it is necessary to give each the consideration, sincerity, compassion, and empathy that they need and deserve. Otherwise, Gerard said, "we might as well be not practising law." Through Gerard's example and leadership, the firm's culture shares this conviction as well. These same qualities have served as Gerard's guiding principles in establishing and managing the firm's various branches throughout the state.

Gerard took up Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and majored in politics at the University of New South Wales in Randwick. He became an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury in 1993 and a founding member of the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association (now known as the Australian Lawyers Alliance) when it started in 1994. Gerard is also a member of the Brain Injury Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Gerard is a father of four with a deep love of sports and the great outdoors. He enjoys camping, game fishing, hunting, motocross riding, sports car racing, and water-skiing.

Because of Gerard's confidence in winning your case, the firm abides by a No Win, No Fee policy (which is dependent on certain conditions).

Vrege Kolokossian Name

Vrege Kolokossian

Position

Managing Partner

Profile

Lawyer and Senior Accredited Personal Injury Specialist Vrege (or Reg) Kolokossian has been in insurance litigation for more than three decades. Since Reg started his career working for insurance companies--first at the TAC in Melbourne and the GIO in Sydney--he acquired a comprehensive grasp of how insurance companies work, particularly the strategies they use. This knowledge helped Reg thrive and succeed in settlement negotiations for a long list of complex cases, cementing his reputation as an eminent compensation solicitor and advocate.

Today, he holds a senior leadership position in Gerard Malouf and Partners, managing a team of hard-working and highly accomplished compensation solicitors. As a member of various professional organisations like the Australian Lawyers Alliance, Reg is at the forefront of upholding the rights of clients throughout the country.

Reg is influential in establishing the firm's regional offices in the East Coast, representing people with claims against insurance firms and helping them achieve the justice they deserve. Through the firm, he offered individuals expert service and provided a No Win, No Fee guarantee.

After his parents transferred to Melbourne when he was four, Reg grew up in Victoria, his home state. There, he played basketball and football, and avidly followed the Australian Football League, specifically his beloved Richmond Tigers.

After relocating to Sydney, Reg joined Gerard Malouf and Partners in its early stages in August 1996. During this time, Reg and Gerard were the only two solicitors in the firm. Currently, Gerard Malouf and Partners employ a successful team of more than 60 members.

As a father of five and coach of the Kolokossian household basketball team, Reg is very involved in his children's sports activities. Thus, it is no surprise that he is a natural in acting as a go-between when dealing with various people, whether it is his children, his neighbourhood sports teams, or his accomplished team of attorneys.

Reg shares that his biggest satisfaction, aside from looking after his children, is negotiating the best outcome for his clients as they make their claims against insurance providers.

Kim Wiles Name

Kim Wiles

Position

Office Manager

Profile

Being part of the industry for nearly 30 years, Kim Wiles has been a vital piece in the rise and evolution of Gerard Malouf and Partners. In the course of her notable career, she has succeeded in and refined every aspect of the profession.

In this day and age where careers are made in the course of many companies, Kim's dedication to the firm is truly remarkable. She treats her clients with the same intrinsic ideals.

Because she meticulously understands her team's responsibilities, Kim is a vastly knowledgeable and highly effective managing director. She is in charge of handling the professional requirements of legal representatives and support staff taking care of compensation claims. Because of this, Kim demands a high level of skill, effectiveness, and empathy from team members.

Kim does not have formal legal qualifications; she does, however, offer something exceptionally valuable: an ability to establish the merits of claims in personal injury compensation cases, refined through decades of experience. Whatever the nature of your case--whether it is medical negligence, a vehicular accident, public liability, or any other similar legal concern, Kim can give you a comprehensive and professional assessment that will help you towards a favourable end result.

If you require assistance to better understand you claim or need reassurance about the strengths of your case, Kim is prepared and more than capable to lend you a hand. For problems that need to be addressed, you can get it touch with Kim and rest assured that it will be addressed right away for your peace of mind.

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Leslie Abboud

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Leslie Abboud is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. Before he became part of the firm in 2011, Leslie was a solo practitioner who specialised in medical negligence, motor vehicle law, and public liability for nearly 30 years.

Leslie finished his Bachelor of Arts/Law degree at the University of Sydney in 1980.

Leslie feels a deep concern for the underprivileged, especially who have been mistreated by the medical industry. Throughout his efforts to seek justice for his clients, Leslie looks forward to positive changes in the medical profession and hospitals.

Leslie receives tremendous gratification when just compensation is given to physically and mentally challenged children and adults because it uplifts them and gives them a chance to have a better life. Leslie believes that justice is truly carried out whenever this happens.

Outside work, Leslie loves spending time traveling and fishing. He also enjoys reading and keeping himself informed about cutting-edge medical technology.

Julie Baqleh Name

Julie Baqleh

Position

Senior Associate Solicitor

Profile

After completing her degree in Bachelor of Law and Commerce in 2001, Julie Baqleh immediately started working as a solicitor for Gerard Malouf and Partners. Due to her go-getting personality and smarts, Julie does not let any obstacles thwart her from getting just compensation for her clients. Another reason why Julie succeeds as a successful legal powerhouse is her innate ability to listen attentively and earnestly. The combination of these traits allows her to precisely determine the needs of her clients and consistently work towards a winning outcome.

Julie specialises in claims for medical and professional negligence, public liability, workers' compensation, and vehicular accidents. One of the key factors that motivates Julie and gives her a strong sense of fulfilment in her career is achieving success for her clients. With her accreditation as a Personal Injury Specialist from the Law Society of New South Wales, Julie is an established expert in her field.

Julie loves sports, eating out with family and friends, travelling, and shopping.

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Matthew Caplicki

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Matthew Caplicki is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP). He accomplished his Juris Doctor degree at Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn Heights, New York. After passing the state bar exam in 2006, Matthew began his legal career by working for several major New York firms. His cases were mainly about class action suits, medical malpractice, and mergers and acquisitions. During this time, Matthew learned how to deal with severe caseloads and rigorous deadlines.

Matthew eventually switched to a more individual, client-focused practice when he started Caplicki Law Offices with his father, a lawyer with more than three decades of experience in real estate, personal injury, and criminal cases. Here, Matthew immediately enjoyed the personal, hands-on interaction with clients, which was considerably different from the anonymous practice that he was accustomed to in the major New York firms. For the next half decade, Matthew diligently represented clients he personally cared about and worked towards the outcome they were justly entitled to.

Matthew recently moved to Sydney and was keen on taking his talents and passion to GMP, which shares his beliefs in client commitment and care. Today, Matthew dedicates all his energies in GMP's medical negligence cases. Matthew realised that while the legal terms used in Australia are somewhat different, the standards of equality and justice are the same no matter where you live.

When not staunchly fighting for the rights of his clients, Matthew enjoys snowboarding--so much so that he's been an enthusiast for more than 20 years. He is also a huge Boston Red Sox fan (despite being from rival New York) and a New York Jets follower for as long as he can remember.

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Ray Abbas

Position

Senior Associate Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Ray Abbas is a Senior Associate Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. Because most of his work at the firm involves vehicular accidents, Ray has exhaustive knowledge and experience in the area. Ray demonstrates his diligence through the quality of his work, how he deals with his clients, and his resolve in knowing the constantly evolving complexities of the law.

Ray studied Bachelor of Laws and graduated in 1999; He started work as a solicitor shortly after, and became a member of the Law Society of New South Wales. Ray gets an immense feeling of satisfaction when clients receive the compensation they deserve, especially in these times of difficulty when insurance companies always seem to have the advantage.

Ray enjoys the great outdoors and nature. When his schedule allows it, he goes jogging and takes long walks. Most of all, Ray loves spending time with his family.

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Nassir Bechara

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Nassir Bechara is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. Through his years of practice, Nassir has amassed comprehensive experience in areas of law such as industrial negligence, motor vehicle accident claims, primary psychiatric injury claims, public liability, workers' compensation, and work injury damages claims.

Nassir finished his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1998, then worked as a solicitor the following year. He is also a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Nassir thrives when facing difficult cases; he relishes the challenge of fighting for regular people seeking reparation for their injuries, even if amendments in various laws seems stacked against them during recent years. Nassir is determined to defend the rights of his clients and lead them through the labyrinth of rules that govern compensation law in the country.

It's clear that Nassir loves his work. Outside it, Nassir loves to spend time with his family, travel, and play various types of sports such as soccer.

Christine Beshay Name

Christine Beshay

Position

Senior Associate Solicitor

Profile

Christine Beshay took up Psychology at the University of Sydney in 1998, then went on to finish her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2001. Her study of the human mind has given Christine a better understanding of behaviour and has lent her a stronger sense of empathy when communicating with clients, especially those dealing with pain related to loss. Christine shares that she feels truly gratified when her clients receive the compensation they're justly entitled to, after she gives each case her all.

Among Christine's strong qualities include her abilities to carefully pay attention to her client's needs, reasonably evaluate if it can be carried out through the legal system, and then communicate this to the client in a clear and straightforward manner. These make her an integral part of the firm.

Christine specialises in medical law, specifically cases that have to do with childbirth. Most of her clients are those who have endured injuries or illnesses due to medical negligence. Because of her accreditation as a Personal Injury Specialist from the Law Society of New South Wales, Christine is an established expert in her field.

Even with her specialisation, Christine relishes the wide variety of challenges she faces in her work, particularly when it comes to solving different kinds of problems. Christine attends rigorous training on a regular basis to make sure she remains knowledgeable in case law and the legislative developments in her field. This ongoing instruction also allows her to stay on top of her game.

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Richele Nelsen

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Richele Nelsen is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP). She took up her combined Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Social Science degree and majored in Criminology at the University of Western Sydney, which she then finished in 2010. This fusion of knowledge has given Richele a deeper understanding of a wider spectrum of people, allowing her to better connect and identify with her clients and their circumstances.

Richele was no ordinary student; she achieved several notable accomplishments such as the de Groots award for exceptional results in Wills and Succession Law. Richele continues this history of excellence in her work as Compensation Lawyer at GMP.

One of Richele's professional goals is to aid people who have been hurt or unjustly treated by getting them the just and favourable outcome that they deserve. Throughout her practice, Richele has determinedly worked towards getting successful results for each client she represents. She pledges to continue this throughout her career.

With the leadership and instruction of senior attorneys at GMP, Richele developed her expertise in various areas of law including motor vehicle accidents, public liability, wills, and workers' compensation.

During her free time, Richele plays soccer and frequents the beach with her friends.

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Tony Chow

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Tony Chow is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. He has specialised in personal injury law for more than 10 years.

Tony finished his Honours degree in Psychology from the University of New South Wales. He then completed his Law degree at the University of Sydney.

In the past, Tony has assisted in the formation of certain procedures in major firms. He was also known for having the first pre-filing statement accepted by the Workers Compensation Commission, a tribunal that handles disputes involving medical costs, permanent impairment, and payment for personal property damages.

Tony is incredibly thorough in his work. The painstaking care he devotes to detail gives Tony greater insight into his client's individual situation, and this gives him a huge edge over the competition. 

Tony believes that lawyers are like protectors of the law, looking after individuals who have been hurt as a result of another's fault or transgression. "I see our duty is to protect our client," says Tony.

Tony is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is also authorised to practise in the High Court of Australia.

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Antonio Mancia

Position

Senior Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Before joining Gerard Malouf and Partners as a Senior Compensation Lawyer, Antonio Mancia worked for more than 10 years as a litigation solicitor with a number of nationwide law firms. He also served as a legal advisor for the Chief Minister's Department of the Australian Capital Territory. In addition to Australia, Antonio has also practiced law in China and Italy.

What Antonio truly enjoys about his work are the highly technical issues he encounters in civil cases, especially those with several defendants. Despite their complexity, he has been able to negotiate favourable outcomes for clients on a regular basis. His experience is not limited to settlements, however; Antonio is litigation veteran who has successfully made major recoveries throughout his career.

Antonio is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Law Society of the ACT, and the Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma in Italy. He has two Bachelor of Laws degrees: one from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the other from the Australian National University in Canberra. Antonio also has a diploma in Chinese Commercial Law from the People's University of China in Beijing, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and Spanish.

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Aristea Friedrich

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Aristea Friedrich is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP). She completed her Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in Criminology and Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales in 2009. Aristea then accomplished her Juris Doctor postgraduate law degree at the University of Sydney in 2012.

Aristea was an academic go-getter during her time at university. She finished her undergraduate course with a Distinction average and received the Dean's List for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Second Year Major University Prize in Social Science and Policy.

Today, Aristea employs the same diligence, grit, and dedication to her work at GMP. Under the tutelage of the firm's senior compensation lawyers, Aristea has developed into a highly proficient litigator with a keen understanding of medical negligence, public liability, and GMP's other fields of expertise. And because of her strong sense of empathy, Aristea has dedicated her career to achieving the best possible results for her clients.

Outside work, Aristea enjoys hanging out with family and friends. She is also a member of the Greek Young Matrons' Association, a not-for-profit group committed to raising funds for children and the needy.

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Eman Kassab

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Eman Kassab became part of Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP) in February 2013. She finished her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, and then worked as a solicitor at the New South Wales Supreme Court.

Eman believes that people should have equal access to quality legal assistance, representation, and justice, regardless of their social standing. This is the very reason why she wanted to work at GMP--the firm's No Win, No Fee arrangement truly gives regular people better access to justice.

During her time at university, Eman developed a keen inclination for tort law, which led to her passion for helping people involved in personal injury and vehicular accident cases, especially those who were harmed because of neglect. As a result, Eman feels extremely gratified when she gets the best possible outcome for her clients.

Outside work, Eman loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and watch movies.

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Kathryn Meyers

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Kathryn Meyers is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. She specialises in personal injury cases and has more than two decades of experience.

Kathryn first started working as a legal secretary while taking up her law degree part-time. This allowed her to gain plenty of practical experience as she studied the intricacies of the legal system.

Because she has worked for construction firms, insurance providers, local councils, maintenance contractors, and injured parties, Kathryn has a thorough understanding of various sides in every case. This makes her highly effective at what she does.

Furthermore, Kathryn possesses remarkable forensic abilities, which were developed when she worked as a factual investigator. During this time, Kathryn conducted in-depth interviews to get statements from employers, witnesses, and the injured parties themselves.

Kathryn's skills encompass cases related to motor vehicle claims, public liability, and workers' compensation, all of which took place in various courts throughout the country, including District Courts, Supreme Courts, and the Court of Appeal.

Throughout her legal career, Kathryn's passion for helping others has fuelled her desire to work hard towards the best possible outcome for her clients. Combine this with her knowledge of how insurers strategise, and you will realise that Kathryn always holds a significant advantage, and this is why she consistently thrives.

During her leisure time, Kathryn enjoys playing the piano and flute, cooking gourmet meals, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Keegan Behrans

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Keegan Behrans is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP). He accomplished his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Economics) degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 2014 with First-Class Honours in Law and Distinction in Business.

At law school, Keegan made a thesis that tried to link economics and the truths about evidence law, specifically the right to silence. He was also studied law at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark for about eight months before graduating. This opportunity gave Keegan a better appreciation for international law and alternate jurisdictions.

After returning from his education abroad, Keegan joined GMP and began his medical negligence practice, which lets him explore the intricacies of medicine and further develop his legal expertise.

Under the direction of senior solicitors and legal experts in GMP, Keegan is expanding his own learning and proficiency, and at the same time working towards the most favourable results that his clients deserve.

Garbis Kolokossian Name

Garbis Kolokossian

Position

Solicitor

Profile

In his career as a legal professional, Garbis Kolokossian has always followed a renowned Abraham Lincoln quotation to heart, which goes: "The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day." This commitment has shown in his work: as a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners (GMP), Garbis has demonstrated an unflagging vigour to attain justice for his clients, which has led to success after success.

Garbis also believes that: "Law is the tool, which can help heal the sores of the past and guarantee the reshaping of individual foundations which have been destroyed by the negligence of large corporations.”

Through the mentorship of senior solicitors in GMP, Garbis has been able to obtain in-depth experience in various fields such as family provision (contesting wills claims), vehicular accident claims, public liability, and workers' compensation claims.

For relaxation, Garbis loves to read; go out with friends and family; and play basketball, indoor soccer, and the occasional poker tournament. He is also a member of the Australian Defence Force.

Garbis is fluent in Armenian, which should help clients who have difficulty with communicating in English.

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George Cham

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

George Cham is a Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. He became a solicitor after accomplishing his SAB Diploma in Law in 1998. George started his legal career in conveyancing, then eventually expanded into criminal law, debt recovery, family law, and general law practice.

George started his practice in the field of workers' compensation and work injury damages in early 2000 and remained there after being promoted to leadership roles in two prominent personal injury law firms.

Because he was raised in a family of blue-collar workers, George is able to instinctively connect with clients from a similar background. Because of this connection, George strongly believes in social justice, and makes every effort to fight for it in his career.

George is a huge fan and practitioner of boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts. He has actually trained students in boxing and has competed in the past.

George also speaks other languages, including Arabic.

 

Even with his various hobbies and activities, George's foremost love is his family.

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David Cossalter

Position

Compensation Solicitor

Profile

David Cossalter finished his degree in Master of Law and Legal Practice in 2007. After working at major law firms and observing their profit-driven focus, David decided to take his skills to GMP because he wanted to stay in an organisation that works towards getting the highest possible benefit for their clients.

David's areas of expertise mainly involve claims for public liability, vehicular accidents, and contested wills. He is particularly determined to advocate for people who have been harmed because of negligence, especially in claims made against profit-driven insurance companies and corporate heavyweights that treat people unfairly.

David has an outstanding track record, particularly when it comes to insurance claims and contested wills. Out of the hundreds of cases that David successfully brought to court, one case comes to mind: while Thompson v Bathurst Regional Council was successful at trial, the defendants kept appealing until it reached the High Court of Australia. Despite the odds, David and his team successfully defended every appeal and still managed to get the client 85 per cent of the total damages awarded. Remarkably, all seven judges that heard the case agreed with David's client.

David shares: "I like to ensure that those who are in need receive what they deserve. I do not like dealing with claims that are clearly established to obtain a financial gain. If a person is in need or disadvantaged because they have been injured by someone else’s negligence, I will do everything in my power to fight for them."

David is fluent in Italian, which should be beneficial to clients who have some difficulty communicating in English.

David loves to travel, play poker with friends, and eat good food. He is also a football enthusiast.

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Matthew Goold

Position

Consultant Compensation Solicitor

Profile

Matthew Goold is a Consultant Compensation Lawyer at Gerard Malouf and Partners. He has been practicing personal injury litigation for two and a half decades, and has always represented the side of the prosecution.

Throughout his career, Matthew has always felt great satisfaction in getting compensation for his clients, especially when he sees the joy on their faces after achieving a successful outcome.

Matthew is an enthusiast of rugby league, rugby union, and golf.

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I would not hesitate to recommend your firm to all my family and friends based on the professional and kind service of your staff. Amanda’s kind and friendly personality making me feel at ease in an unsettling time and her reassurance and professional manner was greatly appreciated
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After a bad situation, I was glad to have GMP, especially Amanda on my case. She was always courteous, helpful, extremely knowledgeable and competent. She needs to be cloned! She is worth her weight in gold and I am glad I had her on my side. I’m not glad I was hurt but I am glad I picked the right firm and was given Amanda to support me and get the best outcome she could for me. I am really thankful.
Ange , Sydney
I was completely ecstatic with my legal team provided to me by Gerard Malouf and Partners. My legal team comprised of my instructing solicitor Mrs Lana Ventsov, and my delightful barristers Mr Barry Hall QC and barrister David Elliot. I was nervous at all times, but they made me feel very important and most of all, they gave me the courage to continue along in my pursuit to win my case, especially when no one believed in me. They picked me up and gave me the confidence I needed to excel and be strong. I remember it like yesterday, when we came out of the Supreme Court, the final hearing. It was like an audience; people approached me and patted me, telling me I’m a strong lady. After a few weeks, we found out we won! It was absolutely wonderful. I was extremely pleased with my team. My instructing solicitor Lana was just delightful. I would love to email her occasionally and keep in touch with her. Mr Gerard Malouf, an exceptionally nice man. I have known him since he was a young boy pursuing his education. I was just astonished when he was the man I first met. I was extremely comfortable with him since the day I first walked in his door. He always reassured me letting me know things would be ok. I have nothing but praise for Gerard Malouf and his team, who in turn became my team. A job well done!
Mrs C , Sydney
I was extremely satisfied with the service given at Gerard Malouf and Partners, following my motor vehicle claim. My file was open with them for less than 2 months and the matter was settled immediately with a very pleasing settlement amount. I expected my matter to drag on for at least 1 year, yet it was settled in less than 2 months! Since the opening of my file, I physically only needed to consult once with Mr Mathew Goold, solicitor, who was very efficient and obtained my initial instructions. I did not need to pop in all the time to consult with my solicitors. Everything was done over the phone. The processing went very smoothly, I was happy with it all. I was particularly happy with my solicitor Christine Beshay and her legal clerk Amanda Elias, who worked well as a team, keeping the communication lines open. Christine ensured to keep the matter well on track and possessed a sound knowledge of the law. My queries were always resolved. Amanda returned my calls at all times and updated me on the progress of the matter as the days went on. She was really friendly and helpful.
Paul , NSW
What can I say but ‘great’! I was just very pleased with my journey at Gerard Malouf & Partners, from start to finish. My managing solicitor, Mr Vrege Kolokossian, was not only very friendly, but also very good at understanding me. I thought this was very important. He kept me informed on the progress of my matter at all times, and always made sure to explain the whole process. I was never left in the dark. What I particularly liked was the communication process with the firm. Over the past 18 months or so, when I left messages with the receptionist, I was telephoned back every time. I also met with Vrege on several occasions in conference and he acted on my instructions without fail. The contact was very pleasing.
Susan , NSW
Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful work that rege did on behalf of my daughter. Without his wonderful assistance and patients I am not sure that my daughter would have gone through with the whole ordeal. Reg is certainly a dedicated and professional person whom we would have not hesitation in recommending otther that may well find them selves in a similar situation to my daughter. Many thanks Regs from both of us. P.S. she has bought herself a car and invested the remainder of her monies...wise move especially when you said "don't waste It" once again she took your advice.
Liz , NSW
I was very happy with my solicitor, Ms Christine Beshay and her secretary, Ms Lorraine Young. The two ensured that the communication line was always open. I had continual conferences with Christine. They always called me back when I left messages and backed each other up. In that regard, I thought they worked really well as a team. Christine and Lorraine were both very friendly, and Christine in particular was extremely supportive, which I liked. My matter was settled within a 3 year period, which I thought was reasonable. Other matters similar to mine take longer. In the end, I was very pleased with my final settlement monies, and with the service provided by Gerard Malouf and Partners as a whole.
Michael Bingham , NSW
The services provided by Gerad malouf and Partners in attempting to obtain adequate and sufficient compensation for the damages incurred was top notch, excellent and absolutely outstanding. I would like to express my gratitude to Gerard Malouf and Partners and in particular my acting solicitor Ms Julie Baqleh who made sure my claim progressed at a rapid rate and within a proficient manner. It isn’t just the professional relationship that matters, however the personal human connection the solicitors at Gerad Malouf and partners encompass and offer. That connection not only reassures the client however makes them feel like all parties involved in the proceeding are acting towards a fundamental goal (achieving justice for the client). When you are with Gerard Malouf and Partners you know that the client comes first it isn’t some marketing line used!!! I would also like to personally thank the services of Mr Gerard Malouf. Even though Mr Malouf is the owner of a considerably busy firm, he always had time to reassure and answer any particulars with reference to my claim including answering my emails or directing the query to someone within the firm who would have the capacity to adequately deal with the problem at hand. Both management and solicitors alike understand what clients want and give it to them in the most productive and cost efficient manner possible.

Offices

563 Victoria Road, Ryde 2 2112
Suite 4, 30-32 Campbell Street, Blacktown 2 2148
Level 2, 215 George Street, Liverpool 2 2170
Level 6, 10 Help Street, Chatswood 2 2067
Shop 3A, 263 Queen Street, Campbelltown 2 2560
Level 1, 29 Kiora Road, Miranda 2 2228
Level 3, Suite 3.11, 4 ILya Street, Erina 2 2250
Level 1, 19 Darby Street, Newcastle 2 2300
By Appointment. Level 1, 1 Burelli Street, Wollongong 2 2500
Suite 3, 83-85 River Street, Ballina 2 2478
Level 1, 307 Peel Street, Tamworth 2 2340
Room 14, 120 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga 2 2650
Ground Floor, 25-27 Grose Street, Parramatta 2 2150
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Consulting rooms - Shop 8-10, 458-470 High Street, Penrith 2 2750
Level 5, Nexus Norwest, 4 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills 2 2153
Level 22/101 Grafton St, Bondi Junction 2 2022
By Appointment. Club Mudgee, 99 Mortimer Street, Mudgee 2 2850

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am an Executor of a Will being challenged? At Gerard Malouf & Partners we understand that the financial burden of making a claim, challenging a Will, can deter you from obtaining expert legal advice, because of the cost of legal fees. This is why we are committed to the No Win No Fee policy so you don’t have to worry about what it’s going to cost you if you talk to us. We are also the only law firm, that provide a written commitment to our client’s that we will reduce our legal fee’s in the event that you are not happy with the result of your compensation claim! What do I if I have been unfairly treated in a Will? If you believe you have been unfairly treated in a Will, or you believe that the deceased person did not have the mental capacity to make a Will, then you need to talk to the expert compensation lawyers at Gerard Malouf & Partners. We have acted in a large number of family provision claims challenging Wills and obtaining lost inheritances for our client’s. Our expert legal team offers free over the phone advice as well as free face-to-face consultations where they will advise you: Whether you are an eligible person to make a claim; The monetary amount of your claim; How to overcome time limits if your claim is outside of twelve months of the date of death. Possibilities of settlement of the claim without proceeding too expensive court proceedings. Is there a time limit on making an application? There are strict time limits on contesting a Will. An application must be made within twelve months of the date of death of the deceased. If an application is made outside of this time than it is necessary to prove to the Court that there is sufficient cause for the application to be accepted outside of time. Who is an eligible person? You are classified as an eligible person if you are: The husband or wife of the deceased person at the time of their death; Were in a de facto relationship with the deceased person at the time of their death; Are a child of the deceased person including adopted children; Are a former husband or wife of the deceased person; Is a grandchild of the deceased and were a member of there household at any time and wholly or partly dependent upon the deceased at any time. Were living in a close personal relationship with the deceased person at the time of their death. A close personal relationship means a relationship between two adults living together (whether related or not) where there is the provision of domestic support and personal care.