Matthew Garling is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law approved by New South Wales Law Society. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Matthew is also a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, a group of lawyers dedicated to fighting injustice from big businesses and insurers.
A lifelong advocate for the injured, Matthew has deep ties to the law in Australia. He is a direct descendant of Fredrick Garling, the first solicitor to practice law in Australia, and his family has been heavily involved in the law ever since. Matthew is serious about justice.
In establishing Garling and Co, Matthew can deliver his vision of providing quality legal representation and achieving exceptional results to each and every client he advocates for. The team at Garling and Co take great pride in their reputation of excellence, with a 5-star Google rating awarded by past clients as a testament to their experience with Matthew and his team. Read the feedback from Garling and Co clients here.
Matthew’s motivation is to take on cases with a genuine need for an expert in personal injury law. He knows that these are life-impacting claims, with clients needing guidance and support during the often-challenging process. Matthew’s calm manner, expert knowledge and deep experience is the real difference in fighting for what is just and fair and achieving a result that makes a real-life difference to his clients.
New clients are often referred by colleagues in the legal profession and doctors, who trust Matthew with the cases of their family and friends.
Beyond the law, Matthew’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business from UTS. His commercial experience early in his career gave him a solid grounding in management, finance, and marketing. He gives back to the community as a volunteer Surf Lifesaver. He is a sporting enthusiast and has spent many years coaching and managing junior Rugby Union teams and Basketball teams.
Matthew specialises in compensation law and has acted for thousands of injured people in work accidents, motor vehicle accidents and negligence cases over the last 20 years. With a success rate of over 98%, he is the trusted professional you need.
Natasha is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law (Law Society of NSW) since 2014. With over 10 years of dedicated experience in Personal Injury Law, Natasha has a deep understanding of Workers Compensation, Public Liability, Motor Vehicle and Medical Negligence Law.
Clients enjoy working with Natasha and comment on her exceptional communication skills. She can explain complex legal matters in easy-to-understand terms and always keeps her clients well informed.
Admitted as a Solicitor (NSW) in February 2009, Natasha graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney (2008). Before this, she graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts degree (2004).
Her work history has predominately been in large firms, where she has run large practices and often had a dual role, being responsible for the performance of the overall office. This experience has given her exposure to all areas of personal injury law and means that she can quickly digest information, highlight critical issues, and provide expert advice.
Natasha is friendly, engaging and maintains her warm nature, even under the most arduous circumstances. Always calm under pressure, she is the supportive person you want by your side, guiding you through this challenging process.
On weekends Natasha spends time enjoying herself with family and friends. Coming from a large family, the celebrations are both frequent and always significant! She is most relaxed in the kitchen, where she can use her creativity to produce delicious meals. Outside of the home, you will find her exploring neighbourhoods near and far, often with her dog Archie who always leads the way!
At Garling and Co, Natasha’s love of Personal Injury Law comes to life. She can dedicate time to her clients, providing personalised service and achieving the best possible results for them. This personalised service is what her big firm clients craved. At Garling and Co, Natasha can make fundamental differences in people’s lives; when they are in the most challenging circumstances and need that calming support by their side.
Joining Garling & Co in 2019, Emma brings a wealth of experience to the team. Following her admission in 2009, she has specialised in the fields of workers compensation, victims compensation, public liability, motor vehicle accidents, and medical negligence claims.
Emma has dedicated her life to fighting for those who are injured. She joined a law clerk program on completion of year 12, where she studied and worked full-time — allowing her to put her theoretical learning to practical application. Her claims experience includes the District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and all the way to the High Court.
Her clients love her approachable manner, highly organised nature, and clear communication skills. They know exactly what to expect at every stage and feel supported throughout what is often a challenging process.
Emma is a busy working mum. On weekends she enjoys spending time catching up with family and friends. She is a lifelong Macarthur region resident, where she can indulge in her passion for riding and showing horses at State and National Competitions.
What Emma loves most about Garling and Co is the opportunity to work at a boutique firm specialising in compensation. Where each client is dealt with personally and where the services offered are professional and tailored to that client’s specific needs.
Legal Support Specialist
Allison joined Garling & Co Lawyers shortly after the firm started in 2011. She has over 20 years of experience working as a Legal Support Specialist and has worked alongside Matthew since 2008.
Allison is an extremely efficient, organised, compassionate, and dedicated member of Garling & Co. She prides herself in assisting in preparing all of our client’s cases thoroughly by obtaining and collating all the relevant information and data to ensure a smooth and successful conclusion for every client.
Allison is a mother of two school-aged children and resides on the South Coast of Sydney. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and keeping fit and healthy. Allison is a volunteer at her local surf life-saving club.
Legal Support Co-ordinator
It is Kelli’s friendly face that will greet you on arrival at Garling and Co. She has completed her Associate Degree of Law with a Paralegal major and interned with a family law practice before moving to her area of passion, personal injury law. Kelli is currently completing her final year of her Bachelor of Law (Southern Cross University) and will graduate in 2022!
Medical negligence is her primary area of interest as she has seen first-hand how traumatic these experiences are for our clients. She finds it very rewarding when our clients get the compensation they deserve.
She prides herself on providing a warm welcome to all clients, understanding that this journey is often complicated, and many clients have experienced traumatic circumstances.
Kelli is a lifeguard and enjoys spending time at the beach. If she isn’t at the beach, she is at home enjoying the garden or a great book!
At Garling and Co, Kelli can use what she learned through her education and continues to learn on the job. Kelli enjoys working in a highly regarded firm and looks forward to continuing her career in personal injury law.
HR / Marketing Director
Kylie is a founding team member, joining Garling & Co in 2011. Her vision brings our marketing strategy to life and her signature style can be across our brand, website and communication strategy.
Before Garling and Co, Kylie had a 20+ year career heading Sales and Marketing teams in International Hotel and Tourism Companies. Her work experiences include well-known international brands such as Hyatt Hotels, TFE Hotels, and Santa Monica Travel and Tourism.
Kylie is well known for her analytical approach to business, being able to quickly digest data and intelligence and turn this into a multi-channel marketing strategy. Integral to this role is managing our agency relationships and external partnerships, which is done with a clear vision and well-articulated deliverables. She is a strong communicator who is always following a plan.
On weekends Kylie is a highly engaged mum to 3 children, so you will see her on the sidelines of sport across Sydney!
Working at Garling and Co means Kylie can combine her passion for ensuring individuals who are injured in the workplace understand their rights together with developing the tools to make this information easy to find, produced format that is easy to understand.
Legal Support Co-ordinator
Rebecca is the most recent recruit to the ever-growing Garling and Co team! She joins us with a wealth of knowledge in both Motor Vehicle and Personal Injury claims, working previously for a large suburban compensation firm.
Organised, diligent, and thorough, Rebecca’s systematic approach consistently delivers the highest quality work. She is the welcoming voice on the telephone, providing our clients with updates as they need and following up with any requests they may have.
Outside of work, Rebecca loves fitness! Zumba, Gym, and all styles of dance – she is energetic and always active. A passionate traveller – she loves to explore!
Rebecca is delighted to be part of our boutique firm, where she can provide a high level of personalised customer service to all Garling and Co clients.