Senior Associate, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation
Its reputation for fighting for the underdog is what attracted Irish-born lawyer Jane McCullough to Slater and Gordon.
The motor vehicle accidents lawyer enjoys meeting clients from all walks of life, hearing their stories and working to get them the best results possible in the hope that it will make a meaningful difference in their lives.
“People can be at their most vulnerable following a motor vehicle accident with their life turned upside down as a result of pain and injury. Many lose their livelihood. It is a time when they need support, compassion and guidance through a very complicated legal system.”
Jane, a qualified barrister from Ireland whose wide and varied work history includes the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace and the International Commission of Jurists, thrives on working in a busy litigation environment.
- Transport accident claims
- since 2007, Slater and Gordon (lawyer)
- 2004 – 2005 The Victorian Law Reform Commission, Melbourne (research assistant)
- 2005, Victoria Legal Aid, Preston, Victoria (placement through college)
- 2004 – 2005, The Courts Service, Ireland (legal researcher)
- 2003, Patrick F O’Reilly & Sons, Solicitors, Dublin (legal secretary)
- 2000 – 2002, Law Reform Commission, Ireland (legal researcher)
- 2000, International Commission of Jurists, Geneva, Switzerland (legal researcher)
- 1999 – 2000, Multiflex Human Resource Solutions, Dublin (project manager)
- 1997 – 1998, Irish Commission for Justice and Peace (research assistant)
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- 2009, Admitted Supreme Court of Victoria
- 2006 Masters of Laws, La Trobe University
- 2005 Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Studies, La Trobe University
- 2002 Called to practice at the Legal Bar, Irish Supreme Court
- 2000 – 2002 Barrister of Law Degree, The Right Honourable Society of the Kings Inns, Dublin, Ireland
- 998 – 1999 European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation, University of Padua, Italy and Deusto University, Bilbao
- 1995 – 1998 Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law, University College Dublin, Ireland
- 1994 – 1995 Certificat de la langue Francais: Niveau Moyenne and Certificat de la Langue Francais: Niveau Superior, Sorbonne University, Paris
- Law Institute of Victoria
- A Victory for Injured Victorians”, Law Institute Journal, August 2012.
- August2002, The 1948 Geneva Convention on Genocide: Lessons Learned from Rwanda, Irish Student Law Review
- March 2002, Penalties for Minor Offences, Law Reform Commission (Ireland), Consultation Paper
- January 2002, Edited Homicide: The Mental Element in Murder, Law Reform Commission (Ireland)
- 1999, Edited Attacks on Justice, Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Geneva
- 1999 Edited Justice in Jeopardy:Malaysia 2000, Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, 1999 Mission Report on Malaysia, presented to the 56th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights.