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Personal injury firm celebrates 50 years

Personal injury firm celebrates 50 years

QUEENSLAND PERSONAL injury law firm, Trilby Misso Lawyers has marked its 50th birthday with an intimate celebratory dinner of approximately 60 people including Queensland Chief Justice Paul de…

QUEENSLAND PERSONAL injury law firm, Trilby Misso Lawyers has marked its 50th birthday with an intimate celebratory dinner of approximately 60 people including Queensland Chief Justice Paul de Jersey.

In a speech, Chief Justice de Jersey commended the firm for its history of looking after the common people, saying that no win, no pay arrangements provide greater access to legal representation.

The firm’s founder, Trilby Misso, now a bright and active 91-year-old, was also in attendance.

Trilby Misso migrated from Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) with his wife and four children and established his practice in Redcliffe in 1956.

Since then, the firm has grown from a team of one to more than 100 people, developing from a general suburban practice to a city-based personal injury firm.

Trilby’s son Hilton Misso went on to become chairman and a partner at Trilby Misso Lawyers, despite earlier dreams of becoming a rockstar. Hilton Misso said his father was very proud of the firm he founded.

“He was very proud and he spoke at the occasion and told us of his early life and his commitment to helping people. He is still practicing at the age of 91 so he has been practicing as a lawyer for 67 years — 50 of those in Australia and 17 in Sri Lanka,” he said.

Hilton Misso, who has worked in the practice for 42 years, said the firm is committed to being the leader when it comes to delivering just compensation to the victims of injury and wrongdoing.

“I think that we have made a big commitment to the whole of Queensland and I do believe that we have enabled people, especially the average man in lower socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to pursue litigation for compensation when they’re entitled to it,” he said.

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