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James Govan
Director
Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

James joined Acorn Lawyers as a principal in September 2012 and heads-up the firm's litigation group.

After his admission in 1995, following completion of the punishing Solicitor's Admission Board course James worked for several of Sydney's best known mid-tier firms before moving to Wollongong in 2008 to open and manage a regional office for one of those firms. James has an Honours Arts Degree (in Politics & History) from the University of Wollongong and therefore moving back to Wollongong was something of a homecoming for him.

James has been recognized by the Law Society of NSW as an accredited specialist in personal injury law. This means that when clients seek the assistance from James for their personal injury compensation claim, they know they are getting the expert advice they need. One of James' strengths is that he will always review your claim in a positive light even if it has been refused by other lawyers. His expertise has meant that often cold cases have been turned around so that the ultimate reward has been achieved for our clients.

James' Practice Areas

James is the leader of the firms' compensation and personal injury legal team. He brings his wealth of experience to the firm and works closely with the team to ensure that all matters meet the same high standards that James sets for himself.

James provides expert legal services in the following practice areas:

James inspires a commitment to personalised legal services. He is a firm believer that each matter needs to analysed with a clear mind and in a new light. This is a trait that he has instilled in within all members for the Compensation team. In doing so, James has ensured that Acorn Lawyers is committed to providing personalised legal services to clients unmatched in quality, efficiency and affordability.

Experience

James has a broad range of compensation law experience including insurance, medical/dental negligence, motor vehicle and Civil Liability Act claims, compensation claims, superannuation, TPD and income protection claims, Dust Diseases Board/Tribunal claims, employment and corporations Act claims, building and construction law and product liability claims. James often acts for matters that are held in the High and Supreme Court of NSW.

James has extensive experience in:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Workers Compensation
  • Work Injury Damages
  • Public Liability
  • Institutional Abuse
  • Common Law Negligence
  • Medical Negligence
  • Coal Mining Damages
  • Dust Diseases
  • Superannuation TPD
  • Comcare
Qualifications

B.A. (Honours) - University of Wollongong, Wollongong 1988 Solicitors Admission Board Graduate Diploma 1995

Memberships & Associations
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury
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