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With more than 12 years in the compensation game, a decade of which specialising in personal injury, Kirk is the Murphy’s Law shark in a sea of compensation fish. His reputation precedes him as a tenacious client advocate, with a record of securing million-dollar settlements and the respect of his clients and colleagues alike.

Kirk's extensive background in medical negligence, as well as a niche specialty in boating accidents, underscores his ability to handle even the most unique and specialised cases with precision and care. However, his ability to navigate the sea of legal complexities is matched only by his compassionate support and genuine commitment towards his clients.

Holding a dual degree of Bachelors of Laws & Science from The University of Queensland, Kirk is able to apply scientific methodologies to the evidence at hand, as well as a process of sound social science to his legal strategies. Kirk also has good chemistry with the local professional community, as evidenced through his engagement with educational initiatives and his mentorship of younger lawyers. He maintains strong stakeholder relationships and is an active member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

Process-driven and highly organised, Kirk ensures a smooth client voyage during times of need, prioritising efficiency without compromising on quality. His multiple awards from prestigious bodies attest to his expertise, dedication and commitment to making a difference in his clients’ lives.

Area of Expertise

Kirk practices in all areas of personal injury litigation, including:

Notably, he has a considerable amount of experience and a special interest in medical negligence claims, having spent a number of years focusing specifically on that one area of litigation.

Overall, Kirk likes to think that his rural upbringing helped instil his core values of honesty, hard work and commitment. Overall, he enjoys the challenge of helping people in adverse circumstances achieve positive outcomes.

Special Interests

Kirk grew up in the rural Northern NSW town of Ballina. After graduating from Year 12, he moved to Brisbane to commence his studies where he obtained his dual degree of Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

When asked about what he likes most about working at Murphy's Law he says 'It's great to be work alongside a sociable yet incredibly hardworking team".

Kirk likes to consider himself as a bit of an outdoors guy (or in his own words, “a mixture of Russell Coight and Crocodile Dundee”).  Most weekends you will find him surfing, snorkelling, fishing or camping around South East Qld and Northern NSW. He also likes to keep fit, perform renovations on his first home and fancies himself as a bit of a chef!

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