Personal Injury

Family

Mediation

Our Team

Emma Mead

Managing Director
Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Nationally Accredited Mediator
Public Notary

“My professional relationship with a client begins when they or a family member suffers injury or tragedy. I come to know them and help them through what can be the most difficult and traumatic life changing event. Personal injury litigation is complex. It not just the law, it is about the people and their families. I take my role seriously, that I am trusted to help someone when they are most vulnerable and need my advice and representation; because it matters.”

Emma brings legal excellence, a compassionate approach and common sense to the management of her clients and our Firm.

Emma is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, accredited by the Law Society of NSW. She is also a National Accreditor Mediator, and specialises in all personal injury disputes, locally and across the state.

A very experienced lawyer who has appeared in the District and Supreme Courts and Court of Appeal, Emma’s approach to the practice of law means that she strives to help her clients as best she can during what is a very difficult time. Emma combines this compassion with skill and experience, and brings to each matter a focus and determination to obtain the best results for her client.

By practicing law in this way, Emma has gained an excellent reputation and is well respected by her peers, the insurers and the lawyers who advise them.”

“Family law matters can be emotionally and financially taxing on clients and their families.

My sole focus is Family Law, I provide to my clients a professional and personal service, tailored to each individual case. My goal is to resolve my client’s dispute in a constructive and efficient manner. 

I am particularly experienced in matters in which one party has raised allegations of abuse or family violence. I am acutely aware of the implications of these allegations and the impact on the parties themselves. 

I advise and represent clients in relation to all family law matters including complex property settlements, parenting disputes, relocations, recovery orders, contraventions, and child support.”

Rebecca Furner

Senior Associate, Family Law

Rebecca Furner

Senior Associate, Family Law

“Family law matters can be emotionally and financially taxing on clients and their families.

My sole focus is Family Law, I provide to my clients a professional and personal service, tailored to each individual case. My goal is to resolve my client’s dispute in a constructive and efficient manner. 

I am particularly experienced in matters in which one party has raised allegations of abuse or family violence. I am acutely aware of the implications of these allegations and the impact on the parties themselves. 

I advise and represent clients in relation to all family law matters including complex property settlements, parenting disputes, relocations, recovery orders, contraventions, and child support.”

James Bartley

Associate Personal Injury Law

“In my view, assisting an injured person is more than simply obtaining for them the compensation they’re entitled to. Rather it is about providing advice, guidance and support to an individual experiencing a life changing event whilst navigating the often complex State and Federal tribunals and judicial systems.

It is my firm belief that regardless of the type or extent of injury, each person is entitled to legal representation of not only the highest professionalism but which is understanding and supportive of their unique circumstances.” 

“Too many people often don’t know they have rights.  When someone loses their livelihood because of an accident, knowing those rights can be the difference between having a roof over your head, or using someone else’s roof.

The most important part of the term “personal injury” is the word “personal.”  No two injuries are alike, and when it comes to our clients, we make sure that every client is looked after in the way that they need, and to provide that personal care.

Practicing law is ultimately about people, perhaps none more so than personal injury.  While any legal practice can get caught up focussing on clients, solicitors, and courts, I always remind myself that our work is about people in need.  When you have a need that requires assistance, I am happy that I can be there to provide that service.”

Karlo Tychsen

Solicitor Personal Injury Law

Karlo Tychsen

Solicitor Personal Injury Law

“Too many people often don’t know they have rights.  When someone loses their livelihood because of an accident, knowing those rights can be the difference between having a roof over your head, or using someone else’s roof.

The most important part of the term “personal injury” is the word “personal.”  No two injuries are alike, and when it comes to our clients, we make sure that every client is looked after in the way that they need, and to provide that personal care.

Practicing law is ultimately about people, perhaps none more so than personal injury.  While any legal practice can get caught up focussing on clients, solicitors, and courts, I always remind myself that our work is about people in need.  When you have a need that requires assistance, I am happy that I can be there to provide that service.”

Sally Mackay

Solicitor Family Law

“Clients who need assistance with family law matters are often experiencing the most difficult, stressful and emotional time

In their lives. I am passionate about assisting people navigate the family law system, which can at times be complex, or overwhelming. 

I pride myself on being sensitive to my client’s individual needs and giving them assistance to move forward with their lives. It is incredibly rewarding for me to work together with a client, and hopefully alleviating some stress and concern throughout the process. Arriving at the most positive outcome possible is my goal.”

“In Family Law, it’s vitally important we have a close and specific understanding of our clients and their needs. There are no two families the same, and as Family Law lawyers we need to have an appreciation for how the operation of legislation and case law can uniquely impact on individual family members, especially children.

My passion for Family Law comes from helping people navigate through what is often the most vulnerable and traumatic period of their life. I find practicing Family law to be very rewarding, and am passionate in my representation and desire to help our client’s through this process. I am especially passionate about advocacy and appearing in Court, an experience that many people find daunting and intimidating.”

Stuart Robertson

Solicitor Family Law

Stuart Robertson

Solicitor Family Law

“In Family Law, it’s vitally important we have a close and specific understanding of our clients and their needs. There are no two families the same, and as Family Law lawyers we need to have an appreciation for how the operation of legislation and case law can uniquely impact on individual family members, especially children.

My passion for Family Law comes from helping people navigate through what is often the most vulnerable and traumatic period of their life. I find practicing Family law to be very rewarding, and am passionate in my representation and desire to help our client’s through this process. I am especially passionate about advocacy and appearing in Court, an experience that many people find daunting and intimidating.”

Sean Wright

Law Graduate Paralegal

“I am passionate about providing personal injury legal advice in order to assist those who have suffered the misfortune of injury.

Personal injury can, and often does, have disastrous consequences to those affected. Even a perceived minor injury can have a devastating, ongoing impact on someone’s life. It is therefore important for those people affected to understand and be aware of their legal rights during such a difficult period.

I take great pride in assisting people stand up and fight against the big end of town by providing timely, easy to understand advice in order to guide them through what can be a complex and daunting legal system. 

Suffering an injury can derail your life – let me assist you in getting back on track.”

Electrician, Detective, Marine Biologist and now Lawyer… If there’s one thing that work and life experience has taught me, it’s that adversity can strike when you least expect it… and it’s often during these times that you need help to find your way through it. Having experienced my fair share of adversity, I also know that good advice and good people are the key to getting through it… and it’s also what got me back into Law after leaving the Police.

Being able to share my life experience with people; to help them through difficult times; to provide timely and accurate legal advice; and to help them find their way back to some kind of normality… that’s what being a Lawyer means to me.

After all, as I’m always telling my two young boys, in the words of Rocky Balboa, “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Jamie Burns

Solicitor Personal Injury Law

Jamie Burns

Solicitor Personal Injury Law

Electrician, Detective, Marine Biologist and now Lawyer… If there’s one thing that work and life experience has taught me, it’s that adversity can strike when you least expect it… and it’s often during these times that you need help to find your way through it. Having experienced my fair share of adversity, I also know that good advice and good people are the key to getting through it… and it’s also what got me back into Law after leaving the Police.

Being able to share my life experience with people; to help them through difficult times; to provide timely and accurate legal advice; and to help them find their way back to some kind of normality… that’s what being a Lawyer means to me.

After all, as I’m always telling my two young boys, in the words of Rocky Balboa, “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Dilan Kasturi

Graduate Lawyer Personal Injury Law

“I have always had an interest in people’s rights, and find myself helping people when they are going through difficult times.

This was the key reason why I chose a career in Law.  People are often injured in circumstances outside of their control. They often feel vulnerable, unequipped with the knowledge and a sense of not knowing what to do next.  I believe  if I can learn and know the law well and apply it to these situations,  I can work with them, navigate them through. and assist them in getting back on track.”

Sheena Kearsey

Practice Manager

Kim Carr

Legal Secretary

Jackie Chambers

Legal Secretary

Carissa O’Flaherty

Legal Secretary

Alana Donaldson

Legal Secretary

Nathan Buyers

Law Clerk

Venita Bell

Reception

Lucas Amery

Work Processing Officer

What People Are Saying

“I would like to say thank you to Emma and Karlo for your professionalism, care, and compassion. We felt totally confident and secure with you in our corner.”

T.J. - Newcastle

“Emma, I am so grateful to you for changing my life.  So to speak, Thank you very much for your help and understanding.”

A.S. – Anna Bay

“I would like to express just how wonderful the team are at Burke & Mead. Every member of the team has excellent customer service and people skills.”

A.A. – Jesmond

Contact us today via a message or call and talk to one of our legal services teams to decide your next steps.

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