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Peter Matus

Special Counsel

Biography

Peter is part of our Litigation, ADR and Compensation law team. His work includes providing solutions when things go wrong, helping vulnerable people deal with the anxiety of making claims and aiding their recovery. From people injured at work, in car accidents and elsewhere, to professional negligence, TPD claims, insurance and in civil claims involving consumers and businesses, every day people who have been wronged rely on his experience to win their case.

Peter has practised law in QLD for over 25 years and for the last 2 decades has been an accredited specialist in personal injury law. He helps countless people overcome serious injury with the helped of large compensation wins. He has successfully defended a claim against a truck driver swerving to avoid an unidentified vehicle, including against an appeal to the High Court. In cases where the insurer has denied liability for specified injuries, Peter has successfully advocated for the payment of over $900 000 in entitlements for total and permanent disablement (TPD) claims.

In civil claim disputes, Peter often takes on insurance companies not wanting to honour claims, business owners dealing with others breaking their contracts and Estate claims for a fairer distribution of the Estate. He has obtained increases in offer on payment of building insurances from $5000 to over $26 000 in some cases.​

Recently Peter has worked in the Native Title law area, working to obtain compensation for Native Title Holders who have lost land and their special connection to the land. Once native title has been determined and recognised in a mob, they become entitled to seek compensation for land taken from them without any payment. Peter also has experience across many related legal matters involving First Nation People, such as negotiation of ILUAs, carbon farming agreements, determination disputes and memberships of PBCs. Recently, Peter has defended a claim from being struck out due to competing determination claims over the same area.

Giving back to the community is a passion for Peter. He volunteers for the local surf club as a lifesaver throughout the swimming season helps out with the Nipper Program, and enjoys supporting his daughters’ sporting teams.