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Michael Constable

Michael joined Henry Carus + Associates in 2014 as a trainee lawyer. As a long-term staff member, he truly understands the core values of our firm which focus on personal service and maximising outcomes for clients.

Michael holds an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne and a Law degree from LaTrobe University.

Since leaving university, he has worked exclusively in personal injury and in June 2019 Michael admitted as a lawyer. His experience ranges across TAC, VWA and Public Liability matters, with an emphasis on his TAC portfolio.

He is responsible for statutory benefits disputes, serious injury applications and common law damages claims from VCAT and the Magistrates Court, through to the County and Supreme Courts.

Michael has represented a number of clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries in transport accidents, as well as minors or people with a disability who are represented by litigation guardians. These claims can be challenging and delicate to manage, but his experience allows him to handle them with confidence.

Outside of work Michael enjoys playing piano and heading out for a hit of tennis whenever the Melbourne weather allows.

Legal Career History

November 2019 – Present
Henry Carus + Associates
Senior Associate

June 2019 – November 2019
Henry Carus + Associates
Lawyer

Sep 2014 – June 2019
Henry Carus + Associates
Trainee Lawyer

May 2014 – May 2014
Slater & Gordon
Legal Assistant

Feb 2014 – Apr 2014
Slater & Gordon
New Client Services Consultant

Professional Qualifications

  • 2013 Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • 2010 Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Professional Associations

  • The University of Melbourne Alumni
  • La Trobe University Alumni
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Success Stories

Ken came to our office after having a fall at a restaurant while working as a chef. What made Ken’s claim different was that he was 69 years old when his accident happened. He had been asked by his employer to return back to work after his retirement to help out when he was short of staff. Ken suffered a nasty hip injury which led to a total hip replacement...

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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 is what Ian had to say about his experience...

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Vera came to our office distressed, not as someone who had been injured, but as someone who needed defending from a personal injury claim. She had been sued by her godgranddaughter who suffered injury at her apartment. On the day of the incident, Vera’s godgranddaughter visited Vera’s apartment. Her mother had brought her there, along with her brother. The two children were playing in Vera’s courtyard, while their mother was...

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Gavin came to us in 2017 after a nasty fall in the street. He was walking along a footpath in a suburban shopping street. A store had previously been demolished leaving a vacant lot that abutted the footpath. The edge of the footpath had deteriorated over time. Although the Council repaired the area in 2015, the repair itself was poor and began to break down, so that Gavin tripped and...

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Carl and his wife Margaret were driving home when a car turned in front of them. Carl was 87 at the time of his accident with many age related health conditions, but still able to travel about and drive his car. As a result of his accident, he and Margaret were injured. We were able to quickly obtain a serious injury certificate for Margaret who had suffered a fractured cervical...

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Tony Lee suffered a serious injury to his back in a motor vehicle accident. At the time of his accident he ran an automotive repair shop and took great pride in his work. His customers were both appreciative and loyal. Following the accident, Tony’s ability to do the repair work suffered, but he was fortunate to be able to hire others to do the work while he took on a...

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Lorraine came to us after tripping on the tarmac at Brisbane Airport as she was boarding an airplane. She sustained a painful knee injury which caused her distress and pain. Unaware of her legal rights, Lorraine approached our firm regarding any entitlements to compensation. Accidents which occur in flight, boarding or disembarking from a plane are unusual claims. Such claims are governed by legislation and procedures many lawyers are not...

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Our client Ricky was injured in a transport accident in NSW in 2017. He was working as a truck driver at the time. There was an oncoming car and the driver fell asleep and hit his truck head-on. As Ricky recalls, “it blew the truck to pieces”. Rickey hit his head hard inside the cabin which slid and caught fire. He got out of the cabin by smashing through the...

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Chi Hong is an example of us persisting with a claim, no matter how small the claim may be. Chi Hong came to us after she slipped on liquid at a well-known shopping centre in her community. She landed on her knee after the fall, resulting in a fracture that required surgery. Fortunately for Chi Hong, she recovered well from her injury. The Medical Panel found that she did not...

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William came to Henry Carus + Associates a few years after his accident. He was renting a home at the time of the accident and fell through an external staircase, suffering a severe shoulder injury. According to William, the wooden staircase had rotted and, although he and his partner had complained about it, the owner of the property had done nothing about it. A maintenance man by trade, the shoulder...

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Published Articles
Testing the limits of drivers’ duty of care

Michael Constable

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July 10, 2016

Most people have some idea of what the phrase ‘duty of care’ means. In the world of the TAC, motorists […]

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The Concept of Contributory Negligence

Michael Constable

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July 1, 2016

The circumstances around an accident can often be complicated. Whether it be in a motor vehicle accident, during work or […]

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What Sort of Compensation Can I Get For Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Michael Constable

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May 26, 2016

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to the neck involving a strain of the muscles and structures around the […]

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