Hugh Powell Hugh Powell

Hugh Powell

Associate Insurance | Sunshine Coast
07 5352 9813 hpowell@mcw.com.au Download vCard

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.

 

Ron Shorter Awards, State Finalist
Australian Insurance Law Association, 2018

Hugh's Qualifications

  • 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

Hugh's Expertise

• Employer liability - workers’ compensation
• Employer liability - common law damages
• Public liability
• Compulsory Third Party motor vehicle claims

Hugh's Leadership

  • Committee member, Sunshine
    Coast Law Association
  • Judiciary member, Sunshine Coast
    Rugby Union
  • Volunteer Solicitor, Suncoast
    Community Legal Service
  • Member, Australian Insurance Law
    Association
  • Member, Australia Lawyers Surfing Association

Hugh's recent publications

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  1. 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 [2018] NSW CA 145 What happened? Mr Lim, the passenger (plaintiff) and his wife Ms Cho (the defendant) were driving home from...

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  2. Video Alert | Law from the 'Dore Ep. 1 – Warning Signs Ignored

    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.

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  3. Upping the ante: legislative amendments increase damages from 1 July 2018

    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...

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