Client Reviews

Both Barry and Leanne were total professionals. Throughout my whole case they put my wellbeing first and cannot thank them enough for all their help. They exceeded all my expectations and I cannot reccomend them enough. Thank you for all your support.
John Youngberry
Nickelle from East Coast Lawyers was fantastic while helping me with my claim. She was extremely professional and friendly and explained everything thoroughly every step of the way. She made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process and was extremely responsive with any questions I had. I would highly recommend Nickelle and East Coast Lawyers for anyone looking for advice or assistance.
Brooke Irvine
Can not thank Helen and Emma and the whole team from East Coast enough for the work they put in over the last 12 months with my claim. A stressful time was made easier by the way they explained the process in laymen's terms and dealt with every aspect in a professional manner which resulted in a favorable outcome for me. This is the second time I have engaged East Coast services over the last few years and once again they were very professional and friendly with the way they conduct business. 100 % Satisfied Highly recommended....
Ian Winkleman
Where do i start , East coast Lawyers have been so professional in guiding me through this very difficalled time for me they kept me fully informed along the way, i would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team there but especially Nickelle Morris who was there the whole way till the end thank you so much Nickelle I highly Recommend East Coast Lawyers 10 out of 10.
Wesley Melbourne
I cannot thank the team at East Coast Lawyers at Robina enough for their help. I was finding it incredibly difficult to navigate the WorkCover process and their support made all the difference. Thank you Barry and Leanne for all of your help, I greatly appreciate your time and effort in helping me through this process from start to finish. Your expertise and guidance have been invaluable. I highly recommend the team at East Coast Lawyers at Robina to anyone who is unsure of their path forward and would like assistance. The team are second to none and always go above and beyond.
Matt Rogers
Helen, Emma and the team have worked tirelessly over the past 3 and a half year's. Not just professionally but personally on a deeper level. Their compassion is second to none and the hard work commitment and dedication they put in to every case is so professional and thorough. I would highly recommend Helen and the team at East Coast Lawyers. Thank you again for everything you did ⚘
Donna Robertson
I’d just like to thank Nickelle Morris, Nika and the team at East Coast Lawyers for all of their advice, support, help and guidance though this at times very difficult process. Especially so for Nickelle whom was extremely professional, thorough, and understanding. This helped to make the whole process and the different stages very clear and much easier for me to manage. I also feel that Nickelle and the team achieved the best outcome that we could have hoped for, even exceeding our expectations. Highly recommended 10/10. And if I ever need legal advice again in the future, you guys will be my first call. Thanks again for everything Nickelle… and take care for the future.
Adrian L
I would highly recommend East Coast Lawyers, They are very experienced, professional, friendly and guide you through the entire process. Barry, Leanne, Helen and the East Coast team are exceptional at what they do and will always put your best interest first. Thank you team, I really appreciate your help with my matter!
Robert Knight
Following a claim due to a workplace accident in 2019 I decided to seek advice from a lawyer. I found East Coast Lawyers on the Internet and after reading the positive reviews from many satisfied clients I contacted them. I’m so glad I did and I was confident after my first meeting with Helen that I was in good hands. My claim settled recently with an outcome exceeding my expectations. I can’t thank Special Councils Helen Ashton and Nickelle Morris enough for their outstanding efforts in achieving this result. I found them to be very professional and caring as they guided me through the complex legal process. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone seeking legal assistance or advice regarding claim. Thank you East Coast Lawyers
Russell Miers
I engaged the services of East Coast Laywers to help with a work place incident and the helpfulness and advice from start to finish was great, I can strongly recommend this firm if you need legal advice or help with making a claim relating to work place accident They kept me informed about the progress of the claim and the possible outcome for me which After all the appointments and everything else was finalised today with a very positive outcome To Sean, Barry, Leanne and the team at east coast thank you for all your help Ray Mckewin
Ray Mckewin
We would thoroughly recommend East Coast Lawyers. We would personally like to thank Barry McGee and Leanne May and the team at East Coast Lawyers for there professionalism and making the process easy and stress free, please do not hesitate to use East Coast Lawyers we can’t speak highly enough of them, and want to thank them for what they have done for my family and I.
Tracie Conder
Thank you to Barry and Leanne for helping through my claim, you were very professional and supportive, helping me understand the full process with out using legal jargon. You did so much research to gain a full understanding of my case and my future that helped immensely with my case. I was made to feel comfortable and supported at the final conference and you worked hard to get the best out come possible. Highly recommended!!!!!
Paula Robson
For exceptional service I highly recommend Nickelle Morris. Her years of experience, her integrity, compassion combined with her diligent work ethic provided me with the funds I required to maintain a positive outcome. Nickelle ensured that I was kept informed throughout the entire process with realistic expectations which in the end were exceed. Nickelle Morris is the best in the business.
Nikki Collins
A massive thanks to Barry and Leanne at East Coast Lawyers for the help and support through a difficult situation. Throughout the entire claim process I was kept up to date with the proceedings and given clear advice on how to move forward. I felt that Barry was always acting in my best interest and striving for the best possible outcome. Very happy with the service as a whole and would recommend to anyone without hesitation!
Matthew Mills
Barry McGee and his team at East Coast Lawyers have provided me with professional legal services over the last few years. Barry has been honest and upfront with his legal advice and is very thorough in the way he approached my claim. Barry maintained regular contact with me throughout the process, keeping me updated on progress and hurdles. Barry’s vast experience and dedication to his clients’ success was evident in his positive approach to situations. I found Leanne May – assistant to Barry and the rest of team very caring, supportive and professional in handling my claim. My opinion of Barry is that – he is very experienced, honest, hardworking, and dedicated to his clients. I have no hesitation in recommending Barry McGee and his team at East Coast Lawyers …. SMC
Stanley Chinia
Barry and Leanne, I am so thankful for your assistance. I wanted to give 6 stars for this review and I could not recommend East Coast Lawyers in Robina highly enough. From the moment I walked in I was welcomed with professionalism, care and a friendly service. Barry and Leanne have been truly amazing. Barry walked me through every stage of the process with a kind, authentic and honest demeanour and Leanne ensured I was kept up to date at all times. In the times where my own personal struggles were overwhelmingly difficult, I felt an outstanding level of support and guidance. Thank you Andrew for your assistance as well.
Peter Leikas
East Coast lawyers were professional, with lots of grace, strength and likeabilty. I have complete trust in their ability to handle my families unfortunate situation.
Janet M
Sean is an amazing lawyer. He achieved everything he said he would for me. I’m extremely grateful to Sean and his team.
Maria Heap
I have been client of East Coast Lawyers for two years. They are very helpful and I would recommend them to others.They are very professional at there job.
Michelle T., Gold Coast, QLD
I have been dealing with East Coast Lawyers since July last year and found them to be friendly, have clear communications each step of the way and available for when i have called or randomly popped into their office.
Kim S., Gold Coast, Queensland
I have been consulting with East Coast Lawyers since May last year and I am highly impressed with their service. They have dealt with my case in a thorough, timely and friendly manner and I am unable to fault them for their dedication, interest and communication. I would not hesitate to work with them again in the future and I would recommend them to anyone requiring their service.
Sally. M
East Coast Lawyers were very professional. Helen was handling my case and I couldn’t speak highly enough of her. She gave sound advice with realistic expectations and fought hard to exceed them. Helen kept in regular contact throughout handling my case with any updates, she has great communication skills which helped me to understand the process and what to expect. It’s a team effort to achieve what East Coast Lawyers did for me, id like to not only thank Helen Ashton but Emma Hercules (Helens assistant) also Matthew Holmes (Barrister) 100% would recommend.
Anonymous Anonymous
I would not hesitate to highly recommend East Coast Lawyers. It is always a very stressful time when you are looking for someone to represent you in a legal claim – but from the very first meeting with Helen Ashton we were very comfortable that our case would be in good hands. We found Helen and her assistant Emma to always be very professional, extremely efficient with an empathetic human touch. Helen’s wealth of knowledge and experience proved to be invaluable in achieving an outcome beyond our expectations. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Helen and all the team at East Coast Lawyers for going ‘above and beyond’. Thank you for all your help – couldn’t have done it without you.
Erika Kaponay
I would like to thank East Coast Lawyers for all there had work and Professionalism during my claim. They were always in contact with me and made the whole process easy. Would highly recommend
Chris Wild
I would like to thank Helen and her team at East Coast Lawyers. They were always professional, understanding and great listeners, during my claim. I would highly recommend them when you need to make a claim.
Jenny Foxwell
Sean and his team were Amazing !! I couldn’t be more thankful Definetly Recommend to everyone
Hannah Burnett
A big thank you to Sean and his team at East Coast Lawyers. I have known Sean for some time now during which he and his team have been more than helpful in assisting me with my legal needs. Sean and his team have kept me up to date every step of the way offering support and advise in a friendly professional manner. I would highly recommend Sean and his team to anyone looking for a professional and motivated firm.Thanks again team.
Jason Duignan
Sean and his team exceeded my expectations. The support that they give is first class. The down to earth and calming nature of this team were what kept my spirits up through a difficult time. Very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend to all. Once again thank you 😃
Amy Macdonald
Our experience with East Coast Lawyers was nothing short of impeccable, they are an integral firm that puts their clients’ needs first, showing true compassion and understanding of each individuals needs based on their unique case. When looking for a firm that aims for the highest standards and a fair outcome for their clients, you have come to the right place. You will receive good sound advice that then sees the best way forward to securing a good future, taking into account future needs for individual. We would not hesitate in recommending this firm for anyone that is wanting to avoid inflated promises, but that is looking for a firm that practises integrity right to the very end.
Mark Pateman
I had a successful settlement on motor vehicle accident claim this year. Very professional service. I would have no hesitation in using their service again and highly recommending to anyone.
Simon Macpherson
I have worked with East Coast Lawyers on a professional level and all I can say they are the best in what they do! They are meticulous and always fight for their clients till the end!
Kerry Lunn, Varsity Lakes, QLD
Couldn’t ask for a better team to help me through a tough time along with being very proficient in their communication they were extremely understanding, empathetic and caring. Very appreciative of the work they did for me.
Alicia Manson
Great customer service, very helpful in such a stressful time and knew I could count on them to be looked after felt very comfortable in their hands!
Keely Manson
Just received settlement from a workplace claim. Not a fast process but East Coast Lawyers explained everything clearly along the way and got me a good payout. Thanks Guys
Douglas Gregory
East Coast Lawyers have a strong team of quality specialists who are fantastic to deal with and provide an unsurpassed level of professional, yet personal service. I highly recommend them.
Lynda Coulson
Big thank you to the team for all there help.
Mike Davidson
I am very grateful for Barry and his team at East Coast Robina for their help during what was a very stressful time. I felt supported, informed and understood throughout the entire process. Could not recommend Barry’s expertise more. Thank-you again!
Sarah Howard
Very professional and supportive from start to finish! Very happy with the outcome and appreciate all their help along the way. They do all they can to ensure the client is taken care of. Thank you.
Melissa Gordon
Great staff who stood by me and reached a great outcome thanks Helen and Emma
Tony McGee
Huge thanks to Helen Ashton and her friendly staff from East Coast Lawyers in Robina. I was recommended to use Helens services and cannot speak highly enough of the professional service they all provide. From the initial consultation where the entire process was explained (in terms I could clearly understand) right through to an extremely favourable outcome, the process was absolutely seamless. Helen took care of the entire process and kept me updated. Thanks to East Coast Lawyers
Dianne Tucker
My experience with Helen Ashton and her team at East Coast Lawyers was excellent! They kept me up to date with all proceedings in my case, which made a difficult time in my life, a whole lot easier. They really made me feel like they were working towards the best outcome for me! Thank you 🙂
W Neale
Sean and Emma provided me with so much support throughout my claim and showed so much empathy and understanding. I was always kept up to date and provided with all the support I needed. Sean showed me confidence when I was struggling and Emma was always there if I needed a chat. They put in all the hard work to ensure I had the best possible outcome. I am so grateful I was referred to them.
Brad Clyne
East Coast Lawyers is a caring law firm that takes pride in helping protect Bond University’s student community. They were proud sponsors of Bond University’s Judo Club during our international BBQ demonstration and promotion of Women Self Defence in the Gold Coast. With their help, we were able to raise adequate funds to have the Australian National Women’s Champion help teach at our school and give other female students a positive woman role model who can relate to their personal concerns and circumstances. Their support also allowed our judo students to enjoy aspects of our Olympic martial art beyond the tatami by giving us an opportunity to pursue other extracurricular and social activities such as student hikes and social events. The pride our people get from climbing Mt Warning to catch the sunrise is simply inspiring. East Coast Lawyers helped make this happen and more by contributing to our sport and investing in our growing club at Bond University. Thank you for your support Sean and Kris!
White S
Absolutely the best team I could have asked for. The work they put in to get me the best possible result was amazing. Thank you so much east coast lawyers. Your amazing.
Jake Wright
Due to a unfortunate car accident last year I had to get myself some legal representation and was recommended East Coast Lawyers. From the start I found them to be very professional and thorough and made the entire process pain free. I would highly recommend East Coast Lawyers without any hesitation.
Matthew Ridley
We were there in the beginning since the firm was a one man show. East Coast Lawyers took on our case when no one else would and we won against a very large organisation. They still give us the same service today even though they have grown into a large firm now. They know that the little people matter as well. Wouldn’t use anyone else. They stayed loyal to us, so we will with them. Wonderful service and people to deal with. J& D Turner
Debbie Turner
After a car accident I was recommended to have a chat with a lovely lady from east coast lawyers, they were fantastic keeping me in the loop with how things were going and constant reassurance. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone thanks again for everything 😁 Karen Burchell.
Leah Jade
I was referred to East Coast Lawyers, after a meeting I decided to switch. Not only am I not a number in a system but Shaun is experienced, knowledgeable and understanding with excellent communication skills. You need to have a rapport and build a trust, I have found that easy with East Coast Lawyers. They have been most helpful and I’m confident that they will be able to achieve the best result for me.
Paul and Samantha
My son and I have been clients of East Coast Lawyers for two years. We have both been very happy with their help. They are professional, prompt and caring. I recommend them to others.
Jane Murray
Met with lawyer Sean in September and left feeling confident that he was on the ball and working to get the best outcome for me. Can’t fault their service and his advice since; really professional and easy to talk to. Gordon Kay
I had my first consultation in my own home which was more comfortable, I found them to be very friendly cooperative and trusting. My experience with them was a good one and I would recommend there firm to others.
Mich Toetoe
I used East Coast Lawyers for a claim and had helpful advice and successful outcome. Thankyou. Beverly S.
Beverly S
A friend suggested East Coast Lawyers to me after my accident. They have been terrific. Very friendly and professional.
Callan Orgill
Great Friendly Proffesional service. Highly recommend.
Deejay BrentDee
Can not thank them enough. Super helpful and helped me succeed
Shannon L
Couldn’t of been an easier approach in a hard situation. The whole team were supportive and very professional.
Jazmine Walker

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Managing Director

Sean Delpopolo

Sean Delpopolo

Sean is an expert in compensation claims and has been recognised in his field as a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist.

He has been running compensation claims in Queensland for over 25 years and specialises in work related claims, motor vehicle claims, public liability claims and total and permanent disability claims. He has been voted by his peers to be one of the best compensation lawyers in Queensland.*

Sean started the firm in 2004 and it has gone from strength to strength on the background of outstanding service, incredible results and charging really fair fees.

With an innate sense of fairness and justice, this motivates Sean and his team to do everything they can to ensure that the results they achieve for their clients is something that they can all be proud of. In Sean’s mind, the interests of the firm’s clients come first, before anything else, and this value has flowed on through to the entire team.

As a father of two daughters, Sean understands that his clients’ compensation claims can make a huge difference to their lives and the lives of those around them. This is why he has made it his life’s work to fight for the “little guy” to assist them with obtaining the compensation they deserve.


Helen Ashton

Helen Ashton

Helen Ashton is an experienced and skilled lawyer who fights every day to achieve what is right for her clients.

As an accredited specialist, having been awarded the highest achiever award for the course in 2015, Helen has a high level of knowledge and technical expertise.

Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2001, Helen has extensive experience in running all types of claims.

Helen has a friendly and approachable personality and strives to ensure that her clients are kept well informed and are provided with quality and practical legal advice.

As a mother of three young children, Helen understands the impact events can have on a family unit and works proactively to achieve the right result for her clients in the shortest possible timeframe.

Helen has the ability and the experience to assist clients’ with a wide variety of claims, including claims with a high level of complexity and those that have had catastrophic consequences.

Special Counsel

Nickelle Morris

Nickelle Morris

Nickelle is an expert in compensation claims and has been recognised in her field as a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist.  She was awarded the highest achiever award for the accreditation course which she completed in 2022.

Nickelle has been practising exclusively in compensation litigation for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in catastrophic claims and fatality claims across all practice areas.

Nickelle prides herself on being a technical, yet practical and compassionate lawyer. Nickelle takes her time to understand her client’s situations and to ensure that they have an understanding of their rights and entitlements. Nickelle is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients and is dedicated in being proactive in ensuring client’s needs are met and achieving the best outcome for clients.

Nickelle was a finalist in the Special Counsel of the Year for Australian Law Awards in 2019.

Outside of work, Nickelle is a mother of two children and is a member on a number of committees both within the legal industry and community.

Special Counsel

Barry Mcgee

Barry has always loved a spirited debate, and, with over 20 years specialising exclusively in litigation, his passion, skill, and ability to assist his clients is well known throughout the Queensland profession.

Barry’s legal career began in his native Scotland, where he qualified as a Solicitor in 1998. Upon qualifying, he worked for a boutique practice, and then a top-tier national firm, representing a number of different insurers across a variety of industries. With years of working for insurers under his belt, Barry is able to see matters through the eyes of his legal opponents. Forewarned is forearmed, as they say!

He was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007. In Australia, he commenced working for a large national firm, where he spent 15 years. He was made a Partner of the firm in 2011 and spent 11 years as the firm’s dedicated in-house Special Counsel. As Special Counsel, Barry provided expert advocacy and strategical advice and assistance to the qualified lawyers and clients of the firm alike.

Barry has significant and extensive experience across a wide variety of claims. He is compassionate, personable and straightforward, with a keen sense of what is fair and just, and a reputation for not settling for anything less than his client deserves.

Outside of work he enjoys surfing, the outdoors, music and spending time with his wife and 3 young children.

Special Counsel

Charlotte Evans

Charlotte has practised solely in compensation litigation for over 20 years.

She is committed to fighting for the rights of plaintiffs and helping her clients through the legal maze, to achieve outcomes that put people back in control of their lives. She has had experience in taking a number of matters to Trial and winning hard fought cases for her clients and she does not shy away from a challenge.

Charlotte has a friendly and approachable personality and strives to cut through the legal jargon to make the process understandable for her clients whilst ensuring that her clients are also kept well informed throughout their claim.

Out of the office Charlotte is a busy Mum, who now enjoys the privileges of living in beautiful Queensland and making the most of all it has to offer.

Special Counsel

Prue Prescott

Prue has been running compensation claims for nearly 20 years. This has involved acting for claimants in most areas of compensation law including work related claims, motor vehicle accident claims, public liability claims, serious claims and total and permanent disability claims.

Prue enjoys handling complex claims, including those claims involving complex legal principles. Prue seeks to use her masters qualification in writing and literature to tell each and every client’s individual story, ensuring they are treated fairly by insurers and that they obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.

In 2019, Prue was nominated by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc as an Inspirational Lawyer.

Outside of work, Prue is a busy mum of boys but also tries to find the time to read, write and explore nature.

Office Manager

Julie Hollonds

Julie is a highly dedicated and experienced office manager who has been an integral part of our team for the past 14 years. Bringing a wealth of knowledge with over 35 years of experience in administration, Julie keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently.

Outside of work, Julie loves to walk, snorkel, spend time with friends and explore the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Legal Assistant

Aleisha Harrigan

Having worked as a legal assistant for over five years, Aleisha has a wealth of experience in the field of personal injury. Since joining East Coast Lawyers, she has been an essential part of providing invaluable support to solicitors and our clients. Her abilities extend beyond legal matters with Aleisha providing training to our assistants and administrative team, and streamlining processes and procedures, ensuring that the workflows operate smoothly and effectively.

Outside of work, Aleisha has a passion for reading and music. She can often be found immersed in a good book or a live concert. She values spending quality time with her family, friends and her beloved dog, Kevin.

Legal Assistant

Kym Arrowsmith

Kym is a knowledgeable legal assistant with fifteen years of expertise in the field of personal injury law. She is passionate about supporting clients through the process and obtaining the best possible outcome for them. As a valued member of our team, Kym takes pride in her work and is committed to sharing her extensive experience and knowledge with our other team members.

When Kym is not busy with work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys discovering new places, whether it be through the pages of a biography or on her push bike.

Legal Assistant

Alece Turner

Alece is a law student who is extremely motivated and passionate about personal injury law. She is hardworking, and always strives to produce the best possible results for our clients.

Her dedication and eagerness to learn more about the law makes Alece a great addition to our team.

When not working or studying, she loves spending time with her son at the beach or at one of our amazing theme parks.

Legal Assistant

Georgia Ryan

Georgia recently joined the team in February 2023 and has been working within the industry for the last three years. She is enthusiastic about helping new and existing clients, and with her bubbly personality and can-do approach makes her an excellent addition to our team.

Raised in Tasmania, Georgia moved to Queensland in early 2017 and hasn’t regretted it since. She loves the warm weather and lifestyle. Outside of work, Georgia loves travelling, dining out and spending time with family and friends.

Legal Assistant

Claire Rezny

Claire is one of our hard working and devoted Legal Assistants. With over 25 years’ administrative experience, her attention to detail, willingness to help others, and calm demeanour makes her a real asset to our team.

Claire is well travelled and, during her time in the USA, Claire discovered a newfound love for reading, which led her to become a proofreader for several published novels. Claire also enjoys landscape and wildlife photography and spending time with her family and puppy.


Shayla Riley

Shayla joined our team in September 2023, coming from an extensive background in customer service.

Shayla is a law student who is very passionate about personal injury law. With her bubbly personality and can-do attitude this makes her the perfect person for her administration support role.

When Shayla is not in the office you can find her enjoying all things outdoors, getting lost in a good book or spending time with her two rescue dogs Bear and Ella. 


Brooke Gribble

Meet Brooke, our receptionist and administration assistant. Brooke has over 3 years’ administration experience in personal injury law and is eager to provide high quality customer service to our clients.

Brooke finds joy in helping others and is extremely hard working making her a real asset to our team.

Out of the office you may find Brooke at a racetrack as she has a passion for fast cars. Brooke also likes spending her time enjoying outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking but will never pass up the opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy.