Our Firm

About Us

Our firm was established in October 2004 on the Gold Coast and since that time it has grown substantially and has established a solid reputation in the community for providing the highest quality advice and service whilst charging very reasonable fees.  We now have offices all across South East Queensland, including Brisbane, Robina, Bundall, Beenleigh and Logan and we also have visited offices in most regional centres.

We only practise in compensation law, with a particular focus on catastrophic claims, work related claims, motor vehicle claims, public liability claims and total and permanent disability claims. We are experts in all areas of compensation law specialising in large and complicated claims.

East Coast Injury Lawyers is not your everyday law firm

  • We genuinely care and want to make a difference to the lives of our clients and of those around them.
  • We are without peer in terms of our team’s experience and expertise in compensation law. 
  • Both of our Directors, Sean and Helen, are Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in their field.
  • Every lawyer in our firm has more than 20 years’ experience handling compensation claims.
  • There are no junior lawyers or paralegals in our firm, so your work is never delegated to a junior practitioner or paralegal, like many other firms do.
  • Our firm’s values of fairness, empathy and respect are upheld by every member of our team each and every day and this flows through to all aspects of our work.
  • We are passionate about delivering an experience to our clients that they will tell their family and friends about.
  • Our mission is to make a real difference to the lives of our clients by treating them with dignity and respect and by doing everything we can to achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible for them whilst keeping our fees as low as possible.

Free Case Review

We understand that the litigation process can be stressful and that plaintiffs going through this process are often upset and confused.

Our lawyers are renowned for providing the compassionate support and direction that is needed during these stressful times. Your claim will only be handled by a senior expert compensation lawyer.

Get in touch with one of our expert lawyers today for a free case review.

Our Promise to You

No Win No Fee

Every single case we take on is covered by our No Win No Fee guarantee. This means that we will cover all the costs of your claim as it progresses and, if you do not receive a payout at the end of your claim, we will not charge you anything for legal fees or outlays.

Lower Fees, Better Outcome

We charge 20% to 40% less than the bigger firms and because we care about you and your future, we fight to get the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Unparalleled expertise

Our experienced staff are made up of highly awarded and qualified specialists in all areas of compensation law, with every lawyer in our firm having more than 20 years’ experience in compensation claims.

Personalised Service

At East Coast Lawyers, you don’t have to speak with a different person every time you call. Your claim is handled by one of our expert senior lawyers from start to finish and they make sure that they know you and your personal circumstances well, in order to maximise your claim.

What our clients are saying

Our outstanding reviews are a reflection of the results we achieve and the service we offer.

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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

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

Nickelle Morris

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

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.