Matthew joined Johnston Withers Lawyers in 2018 from Slater and Gordon. He was inspired to work in the area of asbestos litigation following the death of a close relative from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. He has a passion for his work, and an empathy and understanding that helps him communicate effectively with his clients.
Recognised as a leading dust diseases lawyer by Doyle’s Guide, Matthew has handled hundreds of claims for clients with asbestos related conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease, and prides himself on achieving strong results in an efficient, pragmatic and sensitive manner.
He is experienced in common law claims before the District Court of South Australia and the South Australian Employment Court, as well as pursuing workers compensation entitlements.
In addition to dust diseases, Matthew also handles professional negligence cases.
Matthew enjoys watching sport, including AFL and football, and spending time with his young family.
Recognised as a leading asbestos and dust diseases compensation lawyer in South Australia in the Doyle’s Guide 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
“Thank you for taking the time to share with mum all the information she needed to take the necessary steps to accepting her legal rights. Your kindness, support and advice was extremely helpful to mum. She felt at peace in her last days thinking her financial situation was covered.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to reassert my gratitude for your considerable achievements on our behalf. I know that Dad would have been overwhelmed with the result.”
“You recently represented my father in an action for an asbestosis compensation claim. I am writing on behalf of my parents to thank you for your handling of the case. You conducted yourself with sensitivity and with little disruption to my parents. You showed concern and consideration and conducted yourself professionally at all times. My parents were delighted with the outcome you settled with the defendant.”
“Again, thanks for the amazing manner you have. The journey was so much fuller and easier because of you. Your work on this case, and the great result, were beyond our hopes.”
Silicosis is a disease traditionally associated with tradespeople like quarry workers, tunnellers and ceramic workers, who were exposed to high levels of respirable silica dust.
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