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Laine McDonald

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Asbestos, Associate

Phone 08 9223 4800 Fax 08 9223 4850
Location Perth, Western Australia
Language English


Career History

  • 2011-current, Slater and Gordon, Perth (lawyer; associate)
  • 2009-2011 Department for Child Protection, WA (lawyer)
  • 2008-2009 South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities (SISHA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (legal and aftercare director)
  • 2007-2008  Healthcare Centre for Children (HCC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (human trafficking prevention officer)
  • 2006-2007 Dwyer Durack Lawyers, Perth (articled clerk; lawyer)
  • 2004-2006, Sue Ellery MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region, WA Parliament (electorate and research officer)

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 2007 Admitted Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 2007 Admitted High Court of Australia
  • 2006 Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia  
  • 2006 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Australia

Memberships and Associations

  • National Community Funds Grants committee
  • Law Society of WA 


  • December 2013 “Asbestos Diseases Compensation Bill 2013” Brief (Journal of the Law Society of WA) Volume 40 Number 11. 
  • April 2009 “Be ChildSafe in Cambodia” (Asia Inbound magazine) ASA Group
  • March 2009 “Girls and Women for Sale” (Asia Inbound magazine) ASA Group
  • February 2009  “Fighting Modern Day Slavery in Cambodia” (Asia Inbound magazine), ASA Group
  • Jan to Mar 2008 "Putting a Stop to Human Trafficking" (Exchange magazine), AusAID
  • April 2007 "Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2007" Brief (Journal of the Law Society of WA) 34(3) Brief 13