Our People

Conrad Freeman

Special Counsel

Conrad is a compensation law expert with 25 years of litigation experience in all aspects of personal injury compensation. He has a particular interest and skill in supporting foreign visitors to Australia to navigate the legal process following injury on our shores.

“When I was young, my father was badly injured in a serious motorcycle accident. My family felt the effects of that accident acutely as my father was laid up in hospital for an extended period of time, with no income or insurance payments coming in. I can put myself in the shoes of my clients and understand where they are coming from when they are doing it tough following an accident.”

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Queensland Law Society

Ryan Heath

Special Counsel

Ryan has over 25 years of legal experience in accident compensation law with a special interest in psychological injuries. He enjoys a long standing relationship with the Queensland Police Union of Employees and is often called upon to advise police and other first responders on potential common law and total and permanent disability claims.

“I have gained a tremendous appreciation and admiration for the work performed by Queensland police officers. They discharge their duties with strength, courage and dedication. It has been a privilege to assist these officers in navigating the increasingly complex areas of workplace injuries and the medical retirement process.”

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Queensland Law Society

Jason McAulay

Special Counsel

Since joining Sciaccas Lawyers in 1995, Jason has extensively represented clients involved in motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents and public liability claims.

“My goal as a lawyer has always been to help people solve their legal problems. Through my work, I want to ensure my clients understand their legal rights and that these are protected.”

Memberships & Associations
Queensland Law Society

Ganesh Selva

Special Counsel

Ganesh has had conduct of matters involving motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls in public places, injuries caused by faulty products, public liability claims, medical negligence claims and claims within the mining industry. Since joining Sciaccas Lawyers, Ganesh has dedicated his time to advising and representing union members and he has a particular interest in matters dealing with breaches in workplace health and safety standards and matters involving allegations of careless workplace practices.

“Having been raised from a working class background, I am well aware of the importance of having a united voice and to have effective representation to fight for basic rights in the workplace. To assist workers to put their lives back together is my primary interest and my passion.”

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Queensland Law Society
Australian Lawyer’s Alliance

Melinda Lovell

Solicitor

Melinda is a compassionate personal injuries lawyer who predominantly represents clients who have suffered an injury during the course of their employment. She has a passion for social justice and is committed to standing up for the rights of Queensland workers.

“My goal as a lawyer is to deliver valued legal services while maintaining a quality relationship with my clients. I think it’s particularly important for clients to not only understand their rights, but feel reassured and supported during the legal process.”

As part of Melinda’s commitment to serve clients and the community, Melinda regularly assists at the Caxton Legal Centre, volunteering her time to assist disadvantaged people in exercising their legal rights.

Memberships & Associations
Queensland Law Society

Marisha Mees

Solicitor

Marisha is a dedicated personal injuries lawyer passionate about pursuing a worker’s right to compensation. She predominantly represents Police members injured in the course of their work.

“All workers need to have that reassurance that they will be looked after should they unfortunately sustain an injury through work, whether it is for treatment or loss of wages. I’m so proud to be able to offer that reassurance.”

Many claims Marisha works on involve psychological injuries. She is driven to protect her clients, ensuring the very legislation put in place to protect workers’ rights is not used against them through exclusionary provisions. In most instances with psychological injuries, the injured worker is so emotionally impacted that they are unable to appropriately articulate the actual cause is of their injury. Marisha notes this is why it is helpful to have an expert to guide you through the legal process, as it enables you the mental and emotional space to focus on your recovery.

Memberships & Associations
Queensland Law Society

Sciaccas Lawyers is proud to receive recognition from Doyles Guide as a leading work injury compensation law firm.

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