When you are looking for a compensation lawyer, it is important to bear a few things in mind. You want to find an accredited specialist that will do the very best by you and see your case through until the end.
To help you with your search, here are a few factors that separate GMP from other compensation lawyers and make them one of the leading firms in NSW.
History and experience
Gerard Malouf and Partners began over 15 years ago on November 17, 1995. Since then, the practice has seen many changes come and go in the industry and has adapted to every one.
Mr Malouf said that one of the biggest lessons he has learnt is the importance of putting people first.
"I think I have changed because we have to be more people orientated and I've become that way, more patient and also more flexible in our attitudes towards what success means," he explained.
"Just winning a case is not successful - making sure your client is happy and satisfied is successful."
With this attitude comes experience, and the ability to make forward-thinking decisions based on past results and approaches.
Passion and integrity
Mr Malouf emphasises the importance of passion and integrity. He will not hire any lawyer that does not possess these qualities, as he sees them as being integral to the job - and to success.
"We have an absolute passion, we have a love for our clients," he said, speaking of his firm.
"When I interview a new lawyer - and new members of staff - I say have you got love in your heart for your clients, because if you don't, don't come here."
He puts the success of his firm down to these qualities.
"We genuinely have won very significant amounts of money in the most difficult of cases because we don't give up and we are happy to speculate for the benefit of our client," he asserted.
A proven ability
When advising people what to look for in a compensation lawyer, Mr Malouf says it is important to check out their track record.
You need to have an understanding of the types of cases a lawyer has worked with, and see whether this will suit your needs.
Mr Malouf prides himself on having been successful in a large amount of compensation cases.
"We won over $120 million last year for clients," he said.
"It's not like it's a target that I need to reach or that I'm aiming to beat, it simply shows that we are very specialised," he added.
GMP solicitors and barristers operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that they will not charge unless they win your case.