Verity Smith

Senior Associate  |  Compensation

Brisbane

(07) 3231 0632

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Verity is a driven and dedicated lawyer who goes above and beyond to secure the best outcomes for her clients.

Verity is a Senior Associate within Brisbane's Compensation division. She has experience in a variety of personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, chemical harm, assault and general public liability incidents. She has a particular interest in motorcycle accidents.

While Verity primarily acts for plaintiffs, she has been engaged by both plaintiff and defendant clients, giving her an insightful edge. She also has experience in broader insurance (including property damage and income protection), which allows her to provide a comprehensive service to her clients.

Verity is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for her clients in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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CAREER highlights

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Of Commerce, The University Of Queensland
  • Bachelor Of Laws (Honours), The University Of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice, College Of Law
  • Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland
  • Solicitor Of The High Court Of Australia

Awards and recognition

  • Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 2023 - Health, Medical and Personal Injury | Winner 
  • Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 2024 - Pro Bono/Community Lawyer | Finalist 
  • Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2023 - Innovator of the Year (Individual) | Winner
  • Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 2023 - Insurance | Winner
  • Doyle's Guide 2022 | Injury and Compensation Law Rising Star
  •  Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 2022 - Pro Bono/Community | Finalist
  •  Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021 - Pro Bono | Finalist

community involvement

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Volunteer Solicitor, Environmental Defenders Office
  • Volunteer Solicitor, LawRight
  • Volunteer Solicitor, Caxton Legal Centre
  • Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House Charities SEQ Legal Clinic
  • Coordinator, Romero Centre Legal Clinic

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Client Solutions

Private Client
Compensation
Client problem

A motorcyclist client sustained severe injuries after being hit by a careless driver. The client had significant treatment and home assistance needs, and could never return to work.

outcome achieved

Verity fought tirelessly against a ruthless insurer, ultimately securing a multi-million dollar settlement for the client.

Private Client
compensation
Client problem

The cyclist client sustained injuries alongside damage to their bike after being hit by a car in a bicycle lane.

outcome achieved

Verity carefully assessed the impacts on the client and negotiated firmly with the insurer to achieve an above-range outcome whilst also securing upfront payment for the bike damage.

Private Client
liability
Client problem

The client faced a complicated liability dispute after suffering significant injuries from falling down a dangerous flight of stairs.

outcome achieved

Verity went up against 12 defendants in a complex litigation and ultimately secured significant compensation for her client.

Verity Testimonial 1
"I was very fortunate to have Verity Smith look after my case [in] which she did [an] excellent job with great enthusiasm and knowledge of the topic. I have no hesitation recommending for her ability to navigate complex litigation matters."
Verity Testimonial 2
"Verity Smith was very sympathetic and it was evidence that she was extremely experienced and knowledgeable in this area of law."
Verity Testimonial 3
"Verity deserves every bit of praise for her support and empathy throughout the whole process which made this experience a lot easier during this difficult time of my life."
Verity Testimonial 4
"Verity in particular has demonstrated not only a high level of knowledge and expertise but a dogged determination to keep the insurer accountable at all times."
Verity Testimonial 5
"…Verity has been excellent in her communication and ensured that I have had a positive and successful outcome."
Verity Testimonial 6
"Thank you so much for your guidance and dedication to my claim, but most of all thank you for your support during this difficult time in my life."
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Brisbane

(07) 3231 0632