Michael Stiles - a Sydney, NSW Partner

Stiles Lawyers

02 8199 3119
  • Over 33 years experience in personal injury litigation.
  • Specialist in Section 151Z recovery matters for insurers and involved in a number of significant authorities in that area including:
    • Kurnell Passenger & Transport Service Pty Limited v Randwick City Council [2009] NSWCA 59 (Medical evidence in s.151Z recoveries).
    • Turner v George Weston Foods Ltd trading as Tip Top Bakeries (Newcastle) [2007] NSWCA 67 (Assessment of damages).
    • Marien v H J Heinz Company Australia Limited [2013] NSWCA 396 (No reduction in recovery for injured workers contributory negligence).
    • Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club Ltd v Marnies 2010/117855 NSWDC 2.2.11 (Rehabilitation expenses).
    • Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council v The Coast Golf & Recreational Club Limited [2012] NSWDC 121 (Interest).
  • Experienced advocate in contested hearings in civil and criminal matters in the Workers Compensation Commission, Local and District Courts, the Industrial Relations Commission, the Chief Industrial Magistrates Court, the Racing Appeals Tribunal and the Coroner's Court.
  • Extensive experience in mediations, informal settlement conferences and tripartite settlement conferences on personal injury claims of all types.
  • Specialist in WH&S advice and prosecutions.
  • Has acted for various workers compensation insurers including Xchanging, Allianz Australia Workers Compensation, and QBE Workers Compensation.
  • Presenter at Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Conferences and Australian Plaintiff Lawyers conferences on personal injury claims on Section 151Z Workers Compensation Act 1987.


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