Hugh has worked extensively in the area of personal injuries since 2011, with a particular focus on workers’ compensation, public liability and Compulsory Third Party claims.
In relation to workers’ compensation and CTP claims Hugh is experienced in the following areas:
- The defence of master and servant claims including providing advices on entitlement, liability, quantum and evidence.
- The defence of Compulsory Third Party motor vehicle claims on behalf of insurers including providing advices on indemnity, liability, quantum and evidence.
Hugh also provides advices in relation to the review and appeal of statutory decisions made by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator.
Defence of claims in the workers’ compensation and CTP arenas is Hugh’s primary area of practice and expertise.
- Bachelor of Laws, 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
• Employer liability - workers’ compensation
• Employer liability - common law damages
• Public liability
• Compulsory Third Party motor vehicle claims
- Committee member, Sunshine
Coast Law Association
- Judiciary member, Sunshine Coast
- Volunteer Solicitor, Suncoast
Community Legal Service
- Member, Australian Insurance Law
- Member, Australia Lawyers Surfing Association
Hugh's recent publicationsView All Articles
Video Alert | Law from the 'Dore Ep. 2 – Can a driver be put at fault for the actions of a passenger?19 Sep 2018
Law from the 'dore PRESENTED BY MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS PRINCIPAL, Carl Moseling & associate, Hugh Powell. Lim v Cho  NSW CA 145 What happened? Mr Lim, the passenger (plaintiff) and his wife Ms Cho (the defendant) were driving home from...Read More
06 Sep 2018
Warning Signs ignored | Employer to provide damages over workplace fisticuffs Law from the 'dore PRESENTED BY MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS PRINCIPAL, Carl Moseling & associate, Hugh Powell.Read More
28 Jun 2018
The Civil Liability Regulation 2014 has been amended to increase awards for general damages for injuries sustained after 1 July 2018. The amendments will take effect from 1 July 2018. The awards for general damages for injuries sustained after 1 July 2018...Read More