Shane Lawlor

Shane Lawlor
Senior Associate

Shane aims to approach each step in the compensation claim process from a position of authority. He works tirelessly to ensure that he has a comprehensive understanding of legal concepts and he always attempts to ensure that this understanding is implemented in accordance with best practices. For Shane, it’s not enough to just talk the talk. Instead, Shane actively seeks out opportunities to advance his client’s best interests at every turn.

During Shane’s more than 8 years with Gouldson Legal, he’s continued to develop his approach to practice and he relies on this experience in order to expertly advise his clients about their options. Shane’s motivated to help his clients make decisions that achieve the best possible resolution of their claim. It’s important to Shane that he develops a strong understanding of his client’s motivations for pursuing a compensation claim and he finds that this relationship promotes outcomes that fulfil his client’s needs.

Shane’s lived in Brisbane throughout his life. He’s now raising his own family in Brisbane’s south and he’s passionate about ensuring that all within his community are given a fair go. Away from the office, Shane enjoys jumping from hobby to hobby and he allows himself a far less structured approach to his working on projects around the home (much to his wife’s dismay!). He’s even taken up some of the cooking duties around the house and he enjoys planning out cook-ups on his Weber kettle barbeque.

“Shane & his team are amazing. Extremely professional at all times and go above and beyond my expectations. I will be recommending Gouldson in the future.” – Dean Ragg

“Shane, Nicole, and the team were so helpful and friendly. They took care of everything with no fuss. I started my claim with a different firm and the experience was awful, so it’s good to have a comparison. 5 stars for Gouldson” – Fiona

“Fuss free, straight to the point – kept my best interest at the forefront” – Debra Aubort


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Queensland Law Society

I understand that most of my clients aren’t in it for a cash-grab. Finding themselves in circumstances where they’re forced to make a claim is not fun and is not a windfall. My priority is to understand my clients’ needs and what matters to them in order to work toward achieving a fair outcome.


I was relieved to have Kaine and the team at Gouldson Legal handle this stressful situation for me. As a result of their efforts, my claim was settled in a way that exceeded my expectations. The support and guidance provided to me was invaluable in rebuilding my life.


Carl Hughes and the team have been fabulous!

Thanks again for the support in handling my case.


Thank you so very much! Myself and partner can’t thank Kaine enough for everything he has done for me during this time as it wasn’t easy at all, but we are so very pleased to finally put this behind us and move forward!!

Thank you so so much Kaine, we truly appreciate everything you’ve done!!


Your attitude towards me was very fair and human, having in mind that my English is very poor, I did not for one moment felt discrimination in this regard, on the contrary, you were full of understanding.

Thank you very much.


My wife and I were happy with the outcome. My case was complex but you helped me understand everything.

Your firm achieved an outcome that helps give us our lives back. We are forever appreciative.


Firstly your legal representation has been nothing short of 110%… I would not have trouble recommending you to anyone and I would not hesitate using your firm again if required in the future.

I thank Kaine, Faran and any others who have helped to get a win for the little guy.


I would like to thank Shane for his excellent service. He’s been incredible during the whole process.

We do not charge, if you do not win. No Win, No Fee. Simple. A qualified lawyer will meet with you, answer your questions and discuss the merits of your claim.
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At Gouldson Legal every client is entitled to and will receive a free case review, for any case they have. You can call and speak directly to a lawyer or submit a free case review form and have a lawyer call you.
We have a 30% Cap
This is 20% lower than other major firms and makes a major difference to your final settlement amount. Our 30% cap ensures that we are always taking the smallest amount, not the largest.
Each case is managed by one lawyer and two legal assistants only. This ensures you will deal with only three people; the same three people who are intimately familiar with your case.
We won’t be strangers
Each client gets contacted once a month at a minimum to ensure you are always kept up to date and to give you peace of mind that your case is being carefully monitored and managed by an expert.
We talk in English
We get it – legal talk can feel overwhelming when you don’t know what’s going on. That’s why it’s important you partner with a people-focused solicitor who can clearly explain your claim process.