SOUL LEGAL: Trusted Lawyers in Western Australia

Your Legal Rights Are My Business

I believe in the Right to Counsel for all. I am committed to excellence and have been successfully representing my clients since 1991. Whatever your legal needs or questions might be, come to me for comprehensive advice and effective representation. Protecting your rights is what SOUL LEGAL does best.

 

Professional Experience

More Than Just a Lawyer

Kevin Wong is an established lawyer with experience representing diverse injured clients. He has been serving the legal needs of injured individuals in Western Australia since 1991. Kevin Wong possesses the academic credentials, strong community ties, and dedicated commitment to your legal success.

Practice Areas and Skills

Kevin confidently represents victims in minor injury claims to catastrophic disability claims with multi-million dollar awards. He is fully conversant with common law claims (negligence and breach of duty of care), breach of statutory duty under various acts, such as the Australian Consumer Law, Insurance Contracts Act, Strata Titles Act, Mines Safety and Inspection Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Occupiers Liability Act, and Civil Aviation (Carriers Liability) Act. He helps policy holders with declined TPD, income protection, and critical illness insurance policies. He also represents injured victims in the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme, and both State and Federal Workers Compensation Schemes. He has vast experience in representing clients at Workcover, the District Court, and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has also run several cases all the way through to the Supreme Court and High Court. In addition, since 2016, Kevin has been launching insurance contracts and product liability cases in the Federal Court jurisdiction, and has recent experience with the original and appellate processes in the Federal Court.

Education - UWA Law School

His passion for the rewarding career in helping injured victims started in his undergraduate days whilst working part-time with the firm later known as D’Angelo and Partners. He continued working for the same firm after graduation in 1991, and in 1999 joined Friedman Lurie Singh. He became a partner in Friedman Lurie Singh in 2002, which subsequently bought over D’Angelo and Partners to form the merged firm Friedman Lurie Singh and D’Angelo. In 2018, he left that firm and with Rebecca Sorgiovanni, formed Soul Legal.

Notable Achievements

Kevin was instructing solicitor in De Sales v Ingrilli [2002] HCA 52 which changed the law for widows in dependency actions, abolishing what was known as "the discount for the chance of remarriage" which sliced off a percentage of a widow's entitlement based on a judge's assessment of her marriageability. Kevin was also counsel at first instance, and co-counsel on appeal in Westrupp v BIS Industries Limited [2015] FCAFC 173 which clarified the law, establishing comprehensive Workers Compensation coverage for FIFO workers in the course of employment. He is in the forefront of the law, being one of the first pioneers to launch proceedings in the Federal Court Insurance List at its introduction in 2016.

Experience - Litigation in Personal Injury Claims over 28 years

Kevin prides himself in pursuing his client’s entitlements, where justified, vigorously to trial where no reasonable offer is made, and has earned the respect of Defendant lawyers in settlement negotiations. He has also been invited to attend stakeholders meetings with the District Court, Workcover, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He is a recognised lawyer in his field, and is recommended in the 2017 Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. He has also been sought out by interstate law firms for assistance in the West Australian jurisdiction through his association with the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

 

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