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

Vonda came to us after a nasty fall at Woolworths, and best of all was given a small offer of compensation. Most persons really do not know what to do and Vonda was in the camp. Fortunately, her son suggested she seek the advices of our firm and we were so pleased to go to work for her. Yes, as Vonda says her claim was complicated and difficult due…

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Adriana is very close to her mother. Her mother has a number of age-related health issues and is effectively chair-bound. Adriana visits her daily to help out.

One evening, during one of her visits, Adriana walked her mother’s dog around the neighbourhood.

The area is residential with Council trees planted along the nature strip adjacent to the footpath.

Suddenly, the front of her foot caught a raised section of the footpath, causing her…

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Michael and his sister Jenni came to see us in January 2011. Michael was a bricklayer and had suffered nasty leg fractures when he was forced to jump off a collapsing brick wall. Michael’s injury severely affected all aspects of his life, especially his ability to return to work as a bricklayer. Without his career as a bricklayer, Michael had no real job options. We asked WorkCover for certificates…

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Trevor suffered a serious injury to his right hand at home. He came to our office after seeing two other personal injury solicitors who told Trevor he had no claim. We disagreed and won Trevor a settlement sum of $160,000.

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Cliff was a pedestrian who was struck by a car and injured while crossing the road in 2008. He suffered a serious knee injury and has not been able to return to his employment as a specialised bricklayer or find other suitable work.

Cliff was offered an early settlement of $225,000.00, and we were able to secure him after further work on his behalf an agreed lump sum payment of…

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In 2005, Hope was involved in a car accident. Aged 17 years at the time, she was travelling as a passenger in a vehicle which collided with a light pole in rural Victoria.

As a result of the accident, Hope suffered serious injuries and spent considerable time recovering from those injuries.

At the time of the accident, Hope had just commenced studying and was looking forward to enjoying an exciting journey…

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Nora was employed as an Office Commercial Cleaner who suffered injuries to her shoulder and back in the course of her employment.

She underwent right shoulder surgery but had limited benefit and could not see any hope of improvement with further surgery. In the end she was left with a total inability to return to employment.

She came to us for advice noting she only really speaks Spanish. Fortunately, we have…

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Olivia came to Henry Carus + Associates after suffering a serious injury to her back when the chair she was sitting on at a restaurant collapsed. Olivia’s life and her ability to continue running her business was severely impacted by the injury.

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Mark came to our office after suffering a serious back injury following a TAC related motor vehicle accident.

In fact, he and his wife were injured in the accident. Mark is an incredible family man determined to get back to the level he was achieving before the accident, and although he did recover a lot, it was obvious his serious back injury would impact his family life, and his ability…

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Robert was involved in a nasty road accident when a truck failed to give way at an intersection. He was riding his motorcycle at the time and suffered a neck injury and fractures to both of his wrists.

Robert suffered other injuries and eventually the TAC agreed that he was entitled to a serious injury certificate and, with it, access to common law damages. The TAC obtained medical reports…

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