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Henry Carus

Henry Carus is approachable, caring and determined. Going to great lengths to understand his clients’ stories, personal situations, concerns and goals, Henry is able explain their options and the legal process in a simple and easy to understand way. Being able to explain complex legal ideas in such a manner can really help clients to fully understand what is happening throughout the legal process. Over the years, this approach has dramatically changed how an injured person sees the compensation process, shifting the feelings from being lost and out of control, to that of being back in control of their lives which has paved the way to establishing a trusting working relationship. By establishing this trusting working relationship, we are able to achieve our goals, which is not only to win, but also achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

His approach is not only effective but having been a former New York City Trial lawyer and having acted for several insurance firms in Melbourne Victoria, Henry’s varied work experiences give him a unique insight into each and every aspect of the legal process. This unmatched combination is what ensures excellent outcomes, winning over 98% of cases.

*Read about my life story – click here

Legal Career History

2001 – present
Henry Carus + Associates
Principal

1999 – 2001
Ligeti Partners
Partner ( Melbourne )
Clients: HIH Insurance; CIC Insurance; AAMI; City of Melbourne

1995 – 1999
Phillips Fox
Senior Associate ( Melbourne )
Client: TAC; HIH Insurance; CIC Insurance; AAMI; City of Melbourne

1992 – 1994
Henry Carus Esq
Independent Trial Lawyer ( New York )
Clients: Plaintiffs injured in compensation matters

1986 – 1992
Diamond, Paino, Cardo & King
Independant Trial Lawyer ( New York)
Clients: Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

1984 – 1986
Waxman, Miller & Trautwig
Associate Litigation Lawyer (Barrister and Solicitor) ( New York )
Clients: Plaintiffs injured in compensation matters; AETNA Casualty and Insurance Co.

1983 – 1984
Honourable Burton R. Lifland – Bankruptcy Judge
Student Clerk ( New York )
Matter: Reorganisation of James Manville Co.

Professional Qualifications

  • 2009 Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law, Law Institute of Victoria
  • 1998 Accreditation Courses, University of Sydney
  • 1995 Accreditation Courses, University of Melbourne
  • 1980 – 1983 Juris Doctor, St John’s University – New York
  • 1976 – 1980 Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Manhattan College – New York

Professional Associations

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (USA)
  • Southern Solicitors Group of Victoria
  • Medico-Legal Society of Victoria
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Success Stories

Rosa is a lovely elderly woman who was enjoying her retirement life.

A night of family birthday celebration at a commercial premises turned into an accident, when Rosa slipped on a set of steps at the premises.

As a result of the accident, she fractured her pelvis and lumbar spine. Her condition worsened and deteriorated with pain.

We pursued Rosa’s claim against the premises on the basis that the…

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Steve came to our office after suffering injuries from a fall on a footpath. What was unusual was that the footpath was right in front of his house! He had been complaining to the council for years about the footpath being lifted, and it had been fixed once before. The problem however remained – the large tree on the council nature strip in front of his house was sending…

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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…

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Adam was referred to our office while still recovering after a major truck accident. He was driving his truck in NSW when the cabin filled with smoke and he lost control of the vehicle. Whilst in hospital he informed us that the truck had just recently been repaired by his employer. We located the truck in a NSW car yard waiting to be sold for salvage and arranged for…

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Tanya suffered a serious injury to her knee when a fellow student tackled her from behind without warning during a self-defence class at school. Tanya was young at the time, and it was hoped her injury would pass but it did not. She was left with knee problems that will plague her for the rest of her life. When her mother first consulted us she did not know what…

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In the evening of New Years Eve 2005, Lee was driving with his wife Karen and their eight year old daughter when a car failed to give way entering a roundabout and crashed into their vehicle. Lee’s vehicle rolled onto its side and Karen died tragically at the scene of the accident. Lee suffered both physical and psychiatric injuries.

A British national, Lee returned to England with his two children…

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Ian contacted our office after suffering from a severe psychiatric injury at work. Due to the severity of his injury he has been unable to return to any work.

Ian’s claim was complicated but we were able to assist him through the process and achieve a settlement for Pain and Suffering and Pecuniary loss without having to go to court.

Here…

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Elizabeth suffered a fractured ankle after falling from a ladder at work. During her treatment and recovery it became clear that Elizabeth had a complicated injury which did not heal well. She was left with chronic pain and reoccurring problems and the increased possibility of arthritis in her future. Every aspect of her life was affected including her ability to work. We settled Elizabeth’s claim for her pain and…

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Ms Xin Yuan Huang’s late husband unfortunately died due to lung cancer. He had a life insurance policy with an insurer, and when our client made a claim for such to be honoured the insurer voided the policy on the ground that our client’s late husband was fraudulent in his application as he did not disclose a pre-existing respiratory condition. The policy was created by a cold call to…

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Philip came to us after an injury, we were able to help him through his claim to success. He wrote to express his gratitude:

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Published Articles
High-speed crash occurs out front of service station on Tuesday night

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August 15, 2017

According to the Herald Sun, a car may have been travelling at over 100km/h when it slammed into a pole […]

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TAC and Teen Accidents

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November 28, 2016

There has been unfortunately a recent rash of accidents caused by young unlicensed teenagers in Victoria. The TAC (Transport Accident […]

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What Is Income Protection?

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August 30, 2016

Personal income protection policies are generally taken out by individuals seeking some security for their families should they be unable […]

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