My name is Matthew Maher.
I am in the Workcover area of Wisewould Mahony. I also have the privilege of being the firm’s managing partner.
I’ve worked here for 27 years, and it’s the only job I’ve had in law.
I find it hard to picture being anywhere else – the people here are honest, nice and committed to doing the right thing. I love them for it.
We have a highly dedicated and experienced Workcover practice, acting for Worksafe and employers. We are committed to an ideal of representation – everyone who engages a lawyer deserves to be represented, fairly but forcefully.
The approach I’ve always tried to bring to my work is to provide an early view about what the outcome should be, and then to battle hard to provide it. I hate letting the ground shift. It happens in litigation, but I think just accepting it is what gives the legal profession a bad reputation.
I also like law. Personal injury cases often provide fascinating and complex questions of cause and effect, and attribution of responsibility for events.
Mostly though, I like it here. This is a truly great place to be.