Client Testimonials

Just two things made me choose Matthew Garling from Garling and Co and believe me I shopped around some big name radio/tv lawyer firms:
1. Free advice at my most vulnerable time, injured, hurting and helpless; and 2. Honesty about lawyer fees.
Let me explain as briefly and as clear as possible.
My injury occurred at Christmas time, most firms closed for the holidays But after leaving a message I received a prompt reply and free advice about lodging an important form with the Insurer which assured me up to $5000 in emergency funds. This came in handy for surgical consults and subsequent surgery. This form needed to be lodged within 28days of injury.
The last thing was all about Matthew's fee. He was the only Lawyer honest enough to put his fee in writing in the contract should we have only been successful to a minimum amount of compensation.
None of the other big names would do that!!
I have heard stories about 'no-win no-pay' cases where fees exceed the claim. Buyer beware!!

Garling and Co are second to none. Friendly courteous and always felt in good hands by all Matthew his staff.
Good Luck.



I wish to show my deepest appreciation for the very professional legal services rendered by you and your team. I have no hesitation in recommending your firm to anyone seeking a successful outcome to their claims.

Ana Freitas

Garling and Co provided a personal and excellent service and they made sure I was informed every step of the way.
They had my best interests at heart and made the process as stress free as possible.
Renee in particular looked after me, she supported me emotionally and was ready with hugs when I needed them.
They spoke a language I understood.

I cant reccomend this wonderful and profesional team highly enough!
I cant thank them enough.
Kerry Duckworth

Kerry Duckworth

In Garling&Co I didn't just get the best lawyers to get the right result. I got the best lawyer for me. The individual tailored care, guidance and unwavering support my family and I received from Matthew and his highly skilled professional team throughout the course of my workers compensation case, was truely as impressive as the final outcome.

At the very least I would recommend that you call GarlingandCo. to discuss your matter in detail before going forward. To call, may well be the best decision you make in relation to your matter.



I was impressed from start to finish with Matthew and his team. I had tried elsewhere but was never happy with proceedings until I tried Garling and co. In a matter of fact way it was explained to me step by step what would happen and doctors were always contacted and filled in about my workers compensation matter via a folder of material. He predicted a win which is what was achieved. I thank the friendly conduction of business from Matthew, Allison and Renae and thoroughly recommend them.

Stephen Parr

I was referred to Matthew Garling by a Supreme Court Judge as a solicitor who would handle and achieve a good settlement of my CTP claim quickly and with a minimum of fuss. I was not disappointed and indeed the net settlement dollars exceeded my expectations.

Thanks to Matthew a prompt settlement was achieved without the need for examination by the insurer’s doctors, mediation or court proceedings. At all times Matthew and his staff were unfailingly responsive, patient and courteous. It is a pleasure to give this testimonial.

John D


I consider myself very lucky to have someone suggesting I should contact Matthew Garling to deal with my car accident compensation claim, after a disappointing experience with another legal services provider.His friendliness,empathy, attention to detail and reassuring attitude are truly remarkable.Highly recommendable to anyone I may know in need of similar services.

Manuel Maciel

I found Mathew very professional, approachable, understanding, always returned my calls and negotiated a outcome I am happy with. Also I would like to mention Allison who also was very professional and prompt with her work on my case. I would recommend Garling&Co to anyone in the future.

Craig Cutmore

After having contact three of the BIG firms that are always advertising, I found that the only thing they were interested in was working out how much money they could make out of my potential claim.
Mathew was the only person to reply to my email in an intelligent manner that addressed the questions I asked, and then he followed up with a call to clarify outstanding questions that I had with no sales pitch, just professional engagement. I am not related to him, not a friend and have never spoken to him before, but after my interactions with him, I will certainly be using his services when legal needs arise.


Dear Mr Matthew Garling,
I consider myself extremely lucky to have engaged your legal services.
They proved to be of top quality, as you managed to negotiate a settlement beyond my most audacious dreams. I shall recommend you to anyone I know in circumstances similar to mine seeking just compensation for an accident.
Thank you
Rita Barros

Rita Barros

I have just spoken to Matthew on the phone and sent him the findings that the insurance company sent me. I have just fax off the form to the insurance company, so it will take 21 days before I know if I will need Matthew's help or not. If I do need Matthew's help I will get back to you. I just wanted to say that I felt in the five minute conversation I had with Matthew, that I would certainly want your company to work for me. The information I got from the talk with Matthew was great !!!!!


Matthew proved to be a wonderful resource throughout a very sensitive matter involving members of my immediate family. He was always courteous and took time to listen to our issues and opinions.

Joe Ciccia via Google Reviews

Matthew looked after my workers compensation claim after I hurt my back at work. My claim was complex and went to the Supreme Court of NSW. I recommend Matthew as a dedicated and experienced compensation lawyer who will get you the best result. I have no hesitation in recommending Matthew at Garling Lawyers as one of the best compensation lawyers in Sydney.

Greg Fennelly via Google Reviews

I made the right decision going with Matthew, he was extremely professional, dedicated and respectful. He delivered more than he promised as well as keeping me informed and making sure I understood all the aspects and risks of my case. Thank you Matt!

Ryan. B via Google Reviews

I am the director of a commercial Supply and fix ceramic tiling Company based in Sydney that has been operating for over 40 years working for the majority of Australias major construction and fit-out companies. We have found that the quickest and easiest way to resolve and disputes is through the securities of payment act and we use Matt of Garling Lawyers to help us through the process. They have a very good understanding of the nature of disputes that arise in the construction industry and help correlate all the information and documentation putting it together to give a clear picture of viewpoint. I sincerely highly recommend to anyone in dispute in regards to a progress claim to use the securities of Payment act and to use Garling lawyers to implement it for you.

Marcello Lamo via Google Reviews

Suffering an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident is very traumatic and I cannot thank Matthew Garling enough for taking care of my legal responsibilities and insurance claim matters in such a caring yet professional manner. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anybody in the future, hopefully not because of a situation similar to that I experienced, but in any of his other fields of legal expertise. I feel my interests could not have been handled better by anyone else.

Kevin McGlinn via Google Reviews

From the outset of my dealings with Mr Garling he made me feel very comfortable in dealing with my matter which was of a very sensitive nature. Mr Garling was very professional, and his knowledge of the law outstanding. Whenever I had a query in relation to my case, Mr Garling was prompt to respond with accurate advice. He proved to be a very competent litigator who always went that extra mile on my behalf. Without hesitation I would recommend the services of Garling Lawyers.

Karina D via Google Reviews

I have transferred over my case to Matthew this year from a previous company and have found Garling Lawyers to be fantastic and extremely professional. Matthew is very open, honest and upfront and explains everything in great, easy to understand language. I was injured in a car accident,(rear ended) and when I have bad days (which are many), Matthew is very understanding and listens when you want to vent off your frustrations. I will highly recommend Garling Lawyers to friends and family if the occasion ever arises.

Marena Kampers

In 2009 I was psychologically injured at work. I was in terrible state. I felt hopeless, alone and confused, luckily, I had good medical and family support and later - Matthew Garling.

At that time I was given advice by parties who were “meant” to protect me, this did not happen.

When Matthew was involved I found the help, that I needed. Matthew was:

  • Very Supportive
  • Available (always spoke to me on the phone) and Approachable
  • Experienced
  • Professional
  • Informative
  • Credible
  • Explained it all to me in a way that I understood and was “Very Patient”

Matthew’s staff are excellent, they are very helpful

After my experience, I would have no hesitation in recommending Matthew Garling to anyone who is contemplating having Matthew in their corner.


I would like to thank Matthew and his staff for the very professional and friendly way in which they have handled my Worker's Compensation claim which has recently been concluded in a favorable result for myself. Matthew has kept me closely informed throughout this complex matter and given me clear explanations at each stage of the proceedings so I have no reservations in highly recommending his services.
Thank you so much.

Fardiani Rhyder

Matthew was very caring and supportive in my claim he was always available to talk to if needed his staff were always very polite and helpful. I would highly recommend Garling lawyers to anyone I was very happy with the outcome Matthew achieved for me

Julie Geering

All I can say is put your trust in Matthew Garling and you will achieve the very best outcome he knows his stuff.

Dean Maroun

Matthew was compassionate, professional and knowledgeable in dealing with my Workers Compensation case. I knew my case was in capable hands which is certainly one less thing to worry about during what can be a stressful time on many levels. Great outcome. Thank you Matthew.

Le Cockinos

I found the team at Garling & Co very helpful and professional. Matthew provided me with very good advice during a terribly difficult time and helped me receive fair compensation when the insurer of the driver who hit me had refused my claim.
I would not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to anyone who needed good legal advice.

Sara Arthur

Wow what an outcome. One day being told by the insurer that I am not entitled to anything and life looking pretty bleak to an amazing outcome meaning I can stay in my own home with my wife and my family nearby. This was a fantastic result.

I am most grateful to Matthew who told me from day one that the insurer's decision to decline my claim was wrong and I was entitled to challenge that decision. Matthew was spot on with his advice and fought all the way for me. I was lucky I found the right person at the right time when I needed someone to help me.

I didn't even have to pay any legal fees as Matthew fees were payed for by the insurer who as they lost their argument had to pay my legal fees.

Matthew was a gentleman to deal with and a true professional but best of all is someone I can now turn to in my ongoing dealings with the insurer.

I would recommend Matthew to anyone who needs help in challenging a decision by an insurer, I made only one phone call to Matthew and he took care of the rest and it changed my life.


Luckily for me a good friend who was a lawyer knew of Matthew and referred his services to me. From the moment I meet Matthew I knew he was someone I liked and could trust to get the best result for me. I believe that you need to be able to speak easily with you advisor and understand what advice is being given and this was certainly the case. Most importantly to me Matthew returned my phone calls, kept me updated and did what he said he would do. This is a pleasing change from some lawyers I have dealt with in the past.
Matthew also offered his service on a no win no fee basis which was fantastic. There is no way I could have afforded to pay for a lawyer upfront, who can? Matthew was payed mostly by the insurance company and any outstanding fees were payed from the compensation I received. Had Matthew not offered a no win no fee agreement I simply would not have been able to pursue my legal rights.
The result Matthew achieved for me was much better than I thought possible and I would recommend his services without question


Matthew was great. He knew his stuff and clearly knows how to deal with insurance companies. He was able to sort out my problems straight away and my family and I are very grateful for his help. Whilst I am still not able to work like I used to at least I know what my rights are and Matthew makes sure I receive what I am entitled to without fuss.
Matthew was direct and to the point and was able to let me know straight away what I may have been entitled to receive. He does what he says and knows his stuff inside out.
I have recommended Matthew too many of my friends and family and I know they have all been very happy with the outcome. If I ever need Matthew's help again I would not hesitate to use his services and I would recommend him to anyone as a lawyer who can get the job done


The whole team at Garling & Co, ably led by Matthew, did a great job handling my third party claim and getting it resolved to my satisfaction. I should have gone to them much earlier in the process, rather than trying to manage the claim myself.
There was always one of team there at any one time to be able to handle the claim and turnarounds on queries were always fast and efficient.

Wilfred Gay

Matt worked very diligently on my case for just under a year. During this time Matt and his team consistently demonstrated a very high level of professionalism, were extremely helpful, approachable, credible and trustworthy. Matt and his team provided very useful templates and documents to help understand the process and know what to expect in advance.

Anytime I had any questions I knew Matt would respond in a very easy way to understand, the response was always clear, concise and most importantly he would respond very quickly, it was a relief during such a stressful time knowing I always felt he was only a phone call away and if he did not answer he always called me back very soon after. This I found to be priceless as in my experience with other lawyers I often struggled to have them return calls and emails in a timely fashion.

I would highly recommend Matt, and one friend who took up my recommendation and used Matt also speaks very highly of Matt and his team.

Thanks Matt and the team for your great service, it is greatly appreciated.


I was injured in a car accident back in 2008 and Matthew was recommended by a nursing colleague to assist me in my compensation case. I can't thank him enough for all his expert assistance and support through my case which was successfully resolved. I was so grateful to him for his help during a difficult, stressful time.

Phillipa Hammond

Mathew Provided excellent help, with his expertise in the compensation law.This showed in the end of our compensation claim, would recommend to anyone with the same issue!

Manuel Ribeiro

Matthew is very helpful, friendly most importantly knows his compensation law back to front. He worked extremely hard for me to get the most out of my case. Thanks Matt for all your hard work and for keeping me up to date along the way.

Sean via Google Reviews

I could not have hoped to have found a better more dedicated lawyer than Matthew. I can be difficult to say the least; I have a background in business and computing and wanted to know everything that was happening in my claim. Matthew was always available to speak to and without complaint answered my questions and just got on with the job. He was easy to deal with and kept my wife and I informed as to what was happening so we could make proper decisions concerning our future.
My claim was completed within the timeframe Matthew had told us and the result was better than I could have asked for. My claim wasn't handed to a junior lawyer to do the hard stuff, Matthew handled the claim personally day to day and I was always able to discuss my claim when needed.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Matthew to anyone who needs a hard working and professional lawyer who gets the job done right the first time.