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Monique Smiles

Legal Practice Manager

Shine Lawyers Newcastle


While every journey is different, Monique knows better than most what the legal process can be like. 

Motor vehicle accident
Public liability
Professional negligence

“While compensation cannot give back what has been taken away from the client, I like to know that I have at least assisted them in achieving further financial security for the future that can be filled with so much uncertainty.”

Monique has a deeply personal reason for practicing litigation law. 

She suffered a botched surgery at the hands of a rogue doctor which required an expensive procedure to fix and left her with ongoing pain and discomfort. 

Monique launched a legal fight to get justice of her own- an experience which has forever shaped her caring approach to her clients. 

Her decade and a half of experience has seen her act for hundreds of clients across motor vehicle, public liability, workers compensation and personal injury claims.  

She was once called up to assist in a case which ended up delivering to the client one of the biggest settlements of its kind in Australian history. 

Monique now manages our Newcastle branch. She understands what you’re going through and how big the step you’re about to take can feel. 

Rest assured she’s got your back for this step and every one which will follow. 

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


  • Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Sydney

  • Admitted to practice in 2012

Memberships & associations

  • The Law Society of New South Wales

  • The Golden Key Society

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