Staff

Whitelaw McDonald has dedicated, professional and experienced team of solicitors and support staff. Find out more information regarding our solicitors below:

Ross Whitelaw

Solicitor and Partner. Notary Public, Arbitrator a TEP
Approved as a Legal Services Provider to the Workcover Independant Review Officer

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John L McDonald

John has substantial and wide ranging experience in coalmining, personal injury litigation both negligence based claims and workers compensation claims arising from injuries in bord and pillar collieries, longwall collieries and open cut mines.

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Terence J Howard

Terry’s major field of practice is that of personal injury/motor accident matters together with District Court and Supreme Court actions in the field of occupiers liability, common law and medical negligence.

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Craig R Stewart

Craig is managing solicitor at the Central Coast office. He has been in practice since 1995 and been working at Whitelaw McDonald since 2000.

He practices in personal injury, family law, estate litigation, building disputes and criminal law and has a keen interest in commercial disputes.

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Mario Bechelli

Mario Bechelli has practiced as a solicitor for over 25 years with a number of firms in the Newcastle area.

He practices in personal injury, family law, estate litigation, building disputes and criminal law and has a keen interest in commercial disputes.

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Ross A Fiddes

Prior to joining Whitelaw McDonald Ross has, for over 40 years, been either a partner or sole practitioner in legal practices in Gunnedah, Newcastle and New Lambton.

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Barry Kilby

Barry has worked for Whitelaw McDonald Solicitors since 1994. 

For the past 18 years he has worked predominantly in workers compensation matters but more particularly Industrial Deafness cases.

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Christine Roughley

Christine has been at Whitelaw McDonald Solicitors since 1996.

For the past 16 years she has conducted mainly Workers Compensation matters, VCT Claims, Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (Seafarers and Federal employees) and Work Injury Damages claims.

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Amanda Robinson

Amanda has experience in Personal Injury Law, Wills, Powers of Attorney & Enduring Guardianships, Family provision Act Claims, Family Law, Conveyancing and Criminal matters.

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