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Mal Byrne

Special Counsel

Shine Lawyers Adelaide


“I am driven to give a voice to the mistreated members of our society; it is a privilege to deliver justice and closure to those in need, and to help them to move on with their lives.” 

Abuse law
Public liability
Motor vehicle accident
Workers' compensation

Mal is a stoic and unflinching advocate for his clients, many of whom face incredibly difficult journeys to rebuild their lives. He takes the time to understand the pain and trauma of everyone who seeks his help. 

Mal is one of the great statesmen of the legal profession who has spent his life fighting for people who have suffered grave injustice. 

He has stood up to some of the biggest institutions in the country - including churches, schools and the immigration department - to give hope to survivors of abuse and mistreatment. 

Mal is renowned for taking on the tough cases and has delivered significant settlements for decades- including a landmark compensation amount for a cerebral palsy sufferer. 

On top of his work with abuse survivors, Mal has expert knowledge in the medical negligence field which is bolstered by a decade and a half experience as a pharmacist. 

He is renowned too for his ability to maximise compensation payouts for clients injured in public places and motor vehicle accidents

Few possess the knowledge Mal has accumulated in his 26 years of practice. His rare and auspicious talent has seen him become an almost automatic selection each year for the prestigious Doyles Guide. 

Get in touch today to book a no-obligation consultation with Mal or to find out more about how he can help you to right wrong.


  • Bachelor of Laws (graduating with honours)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence)

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • Fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice


  • Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) 2022 National Civil Justice Award

  • Doyles Guide Recommended Asbestos & Dust Diseases Compensation Lawyer – 2021

  • Doyles Guide Recommended Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyer – 2019

  • Doyles Guide Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyer – 2019


  • Doyles Guide Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyer - 2018

  • Doyles Guide Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyer - 2017

  • Doyles Guide Recommended Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyer – 2017

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