A Melbourne-headquartered firm has announced that it has hired a personal injury specialist.
Adviceline Injury Lawyers has recruited Paula Shelton to its CBD office, where she will practise as special counsel.
Ms Shelton brings more than 25 years' litigation experience to the firm, having advised on matters concerning medical negligence, product liability, public liability, class actions and social justice litigation.
Some of her most notable work includes advising in the inquests of of Luke Batty, Kelly Thompson, Sarah Cafferkey and Maria Liordos; a breast implant class action; child sexual abuse cases; and claims for many catastrophically injured plaintiffs, including many cases involving lifelong care, according to a statement from Adviceline Injury Lawyers.
Managing partner of Adviceline Injury Lawyers Bree Knoester congratulated Ms Shelton on her new role at the firm.
“We are so pleased to have Paula join us at Adviceline,” Ms Knoester said.
“She is an excellent addition to the firm, and personally I am excited to once again have the opportunity to work alongside a practitioner of her calibre.
“As well as her high-level coronial inquest experience, Paula is dedicated to high-quality health care. She is currently on the board of Northern Health and also previously served on the Western Health Institutional Ethics Committee and Human Research & Ethics Committee.”
Ms Shelton said she is delighted to join Adviceline Injury Lawyers.
“This is an important time in personal injury law as key legislation and cases create a rapidly changing environment,” she said.
“Lawyers must adapt quickly and skilfully to protect their clients’ rights.
“I am excited by the opportunity to use my experience to help Adviceline Injury Lawyers’ clients obtain the compensation they deserve.”