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Charlie Whitchurch

Charlie joined Henry Carus + Associates in 2017 as a Legal Assistant whilst completing his studies in Law and International Relations at Deakin University. Charlie was also afforded the opportunity to attend exchange at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he studied International Human Rights Law. Through his studies he has learned the importance of accessibility to the legal system.

After graduating from Deakin University, Charlie undertook his traineeship here at our firm. Charlie was admitted as a Lawyer in October 2018 and now manages a caseload comprising of Public Liability, TAC and WorkCover matters. Charlie models his practice around personability and compassion towards all of his clients, whilst working effectively to achieve their most desired outcome.

Outside of work Charlie can be found working on his golf swing or watching his beloved Essendon Football Club play at the MCG.

October 2018 – Present
Henry Carus + Associates (Melbourne)
Lawyer

November 2017 – October 2018
Henry Carus + Associates (Melbourne)
Trainee Lawyer

January 2017 – November 2017
Henry Carus + Associates (Melbourne)
Legal Assistant

June 2015 – November 2015
Malasecca Kelly & Zayler (Melbourne)
Intern

July 2014 – December 2014
County Court (Melbourne)
Intern

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Success Stories

Clinton is a bus driver and met with us after being involved in a collision at work. The driver of a car travelling in the opposite direction to Clinton’s bus lent over to pick up a cigarette that had been dropped the passenger floor. The car veered onto the opposite side of the road and hit Clinton’s bus head-on. Clinton immediately felt pain in his lower back and was taken...

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Jill came to see us after suffering a nasty slip and fall injury whilst on holiday with her partner. The accident occurred at a coastal town in Victoria where Jill, an avid sailor, had decided to take a walk along the jetty to view the boats. Unbeknownst to Jill, the surface of the jetty had several smooth metal strips that became extremely slippery when wet. On this day, it had...

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Kylie suffered an injury to her ankle when she attended a nightclub with some friends and was knocked over by other patrons who were fighting in the club. Those same patrons had been involved in an earlier altercation and the club and its security staff failed to eject them from the premises following that incident. After being told by other solicitors that she did not have a claim, Kylie came...

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Angela was driving one day when the car in front of her suddenly hit the brakes. Even though Angela managed to initially avoid hitting this car, a third car ran into the back of Angela, forcing her into the lead car. After the accident, Angela noticed she was having trouble with her neck, down her spine and also with headaches. The doctors all said that she should be fine with...

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Paul came to us after suffering a serious injury to his knee while holidaying on a houseboat on the Murray River.  His knee was injured when the houseboat decking gave way from under him, resulting in his leg falling through a hole.  The decking had broken previously during the same charter and the houseboat owner took no action, allowing Paul and his friends to continue to use the houseboat. After...

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Lei was injured in a motor vehicle accident when she was walking to pick her son up from school. Crossing on a green pedestrian light she was hit by a driver who failed to give way because she was distracted. The high speed impact caused a nasty injury to Lei’s neck. Following consultations with two different surgeons and attempts at conservative treatment Lei decided not to undergo major surgery to...

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Tracy had just picked up her daughter from school when her car was struck from the side and she was pushed across three lanes onto the opposite side of the dual carriageway. She could not recall much of the accident except for an incredibly loud noise and being violently shook before coming to an abrupt stop on the wrong side of the road. Both Tracy and her daughter were injured...

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Felicity came to our office after having suffered massive injuries in a head-on collision while driving a work vehicle in the normal course of her work activities. She was being looked after by Workcover for her medical and related expenses, and loss of income, and looked to our firm to support her with such benefits and seek common law compensation for the pain and suffering she had endured and would...

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Matt was injured while riding his bicycle, and a car failed to give way. Matt did not consult lawyers immediately but received treatment and tried to get back to his pre-injury life, in particular his many sporting activities. After years of rehab and setbacks he realised his injuries were serious and he had to give up some of the activities he loved. Matt came to us 5 years after his...

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Cassandra came to us shortly after her accident. She had been crushed repeatedly by the door of a bus as she was traveling home from work. She was still a bit shaken but, from the outset, she was determined to get as well as she could. Despite her best efforts and commitment to her treatment, she was left with significant ongoing pain and eventually had to enter early retirement as...

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Published Articles
WHAT IS REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI)

Jessica King

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January 22, 2021

RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) describes the symptoms that occur from the overuse of muscles and tendons. Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) […]

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Hazardous Manual Handling – Part One Employer Obligations

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November 29, 2016

All employers have an obligation to ensure that employees have a safe workplace, system of work and work environment. These […]

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Even If?

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August 30, 2016

There are many different reasons why people hesitate to call a solicitor after they have been injured. We call these […]

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