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Staff at The Personal Injury Lawyers

We are a No Win, No Fee Law firm, so we work extra hard to make sure you get your maximum compensation due. 

Below are just some of the key staff you may likely encounter across our offices.

However you may also speak to many of our people behind the scenes such as Paralegals, other Law Clerks, or our very helpful receptionists, as well as other support staff who all play a big part in making your experience with us matter.


Ranald McCowan | Director

Originally starting as McCowans Specialist Lawyers, Ranald, his staff and his Partners, have grown the business to become The Personal Injury Lawyers.



Gerard Murphy | Director

Another of our Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in Personal Injuries. Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 1985, he has then since worked internationally for many years. 

Representing major insurance companies such as Zurich, QBE , Prudential and more in the defence of personal injury claims.

After returning to Brisbane and working again in the Personal Injury sector, he started with McCowans Solicitors, our parent firm. He has also acted for Defendants such as Suncorp Metway Insurance Ltd, WorkCover Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council. 



Debbie Pollard | Practice Manager

As our Practice Manager and employee number two, there is not much Debbie has not been involved in or hasn’t had experience of in Personal Injury. 



Prudence Prescott | Senior Lawyer

With the Personal Injury Lawyers for many years, Prue has dealt with some of our most complex, challenging and unusual claims, many  which require detailed research and analysis.

Prue is also a member of the pro bono panel that comprises BLEATS (Brisbane Lawyers Educating & Advocating for Tougher Sentences). 



Greg Lauritsen-Damm | Senior Lawyer

One of our Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in Personal Injuries, Greg has been a Partner in several previous law firms before joining us. 



Erin McLeod | Lawyer

Working with The Personal Injury Lawyers for many years, Erin has only ever worked in Personal Injury law so this is truly her dedicated specialisation.



Vaughan Jackson | Lawyer

Starting as a Solicitor in Brisbane, Vaughan has acted for Insurance companies as well as for those injured in accidents, so he brings a very unique perspective to the claims process. 


Tim Cooper | Lawyer

Tim has built up many years running motor vehicle, workplace accident and public liability Personal Injuries claims for clients. 


Nicole Stewart | Lawyer

One of our newest Lawyers but Nicole comes with many years of experience in all fields of law. 


Allison Millson | Law Clerk

Allison has been with us for many years and specialises in our motor vehicle accident claims.


Angela Symons | Law Clerk

With our firm for just under seven years, Angela has extensive knowledge in Motor Vehicle accidents, Workers Compensation and Public Liability claims, and also possesses skills with the more complex nervous shock and medical negligence claims. She undertakes a lot of our research and training of other staff on processes and procedures. 



Karen Gibbs | New Client Manager

Working in the legal industry for over four decades, Karen plays an integral role ensuring you feel at home with us, and that your claim is smoothly processed with the support of our large Paralegal team.