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Phoebe Wan

Phoebe has been a part of the Henry Carus + Associates team since 2011. Having come to Australia in 2007 from Hangzhou, China after completing her Bachelor of Arts, Phoebe reignited her studies in her new home, completing a Masters of Translation and Interpreting at Macquarie University in Sydney.

This multilingual individual went on to work as a professional Freelance Interpreter / Translator for the major language providers in Melbourne and is certified as a Professional Translator and Professional Interpreter across English and Mandarin by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters (NAATI).

It was in this line of work that Phoebe and Henry met. While undertaking professional interpreting duties in courts, tribunals and through mediation, as well as medical setting such as clinics, hospitals, and medical boards, Phoebe met Henry during a WorkCover trial at the County Court.  

Now a Member of the Institute of Legal Executives (VIC) – Associate, Phoebe has been working with senior Solicitors, Associates and Practice Group Leader in various areas of Personal Injury Law including TAC, WorkCover, Public Liability and Medical Negligence at Henry Carus + Associates since September 2011. 

Outside of the office, you can find Phoebe participating in a range of extracurricular activities. Her greatest passions revolve around sport, especially soccer, yoga and Pilates (10 years advance practitioner). She was the Students Union President when studying her bachelor’s degree and held an internship as a Sport Journalist at a major newspaper and an English magazine in Hangzhou China during the 2004 Athens Olympic. Phoebe also plays two instruments – the accordion and the piano – and was once an accordion music band member in Melbourne for 4 years!

With professional aspirations that are motivated by the turn of phrase ‘don’t curse the darkness, light up a candle’, Phoebe always looks to find the positives in her very full life and is a bright light in our team.

Legal Career History

September 2011 – Present

Henry Carus + Associates 

Legal Assistant, Certified Interpreter / Translator

May 2009 – September 2011

Freelance Interpreter / Translator for Oncall and Language Loop

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of English Language and Literature, Hangzhou Normal University
  • Masters of Translation and Interpreting, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Advance Diploma of Interpreting – National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
    • NAATI Certified translator (English -> Chinese)
    • Certified Interpreter (English <-> Mandarin)
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Success Stories

Allison was injured in an motor vehicle accident and come to us for help with her TAC claim. Her life was affected in such a way that it took years to recover and to feel like things were starting to be normal again. We were able to get Allison the compensation she needed to recover and take care of her children. In her words:

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Tracy *came to us after having a nasty fall in the bathroom of a motel room near Warrnambool. The accident occurred because the floor in the bathroom was slippery when wet and the motel failed to ensure a bath mat was provided for her use. The accident seriously effected her ability to enjoy life and her retirement. We investigated the matter, obtained evidence to prove the claim and helped obtain...

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It was a rainy day. Diana was walking into a shopping centre when she had a fall. There was an entrance mat but it was sitting in a pool of water due to the volume of people going in with a large amount of water on their clothing, umbrellas, trolleys and prams, that is falling on the ground at the entrance. Diana had stepped off the mat when she slipped...

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Lara came to us following a fairly simple transport accident that resulted in her experiencing strange and unexpected symptoms. Lara underwent extensive investigations and eventually came back with very complex diagnoses of psychiatric and neurological disorders. We were faced with the challenge of linking these conditions to the transport accident, as the medical opinions were somewhat divided on this point. We worked hard to map out Lara’s conditions, and 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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Before his accident, Paul had a good retirement life. On the day of his accident, he went to a sports bar as he waited for his wife to finish her shopping. He was walking in through the entrance when he slipped over and injured his hip. He turned the mat over, and found there was dirty water underneath. The water had seeped out from the mat onto the tiled floor,...

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Joy was hit by a forklift at her work whilst walking on marked safety area.  She suffered multiple injuries which have seriously affected the quality of her life.  Responsibility for her accident was hotly contested by her employer but in the end we were successful in having her claim for negligence and damages accepted. Joy had this to say about our firm

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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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Tracey was driving to work one day when a parked car suddenly pulled out in front of him, striking his vehicle. After exchanging information, Tracey carried on, went to work and continued about his day. After the initial shock from the accident wore off, Tracey began experiencing immense back and bilateral shoulder pain. Despite making every effort he could to remain working, the injuries were just too much and Tracey...

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Diana and her family had no idea that a life-changing event awaited them when they moved to Australia. In a shocking collision between two cars, one veered onto the footpath, hitting Diana, her husband, and their peacefully sleeping daughter in the pram. With spinal and leg injuries and psychological trauma to overcome, Diana embarked on a challenging journey to recover. When Diana's husband reached out to our firm, referred by...

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