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Susan Gandini

Special Counsel

Shine Lawyers Cairns


"I feel very passionate about obtaining compensation for my clients who quite often, have withstood life-changing events through no fault of their own."

Motor vehicle accident
Personal injury
Public liability
Workers' compensation

"Having practised in this area for over 20 years, I enjoy coming to work each day to right wrong for my clients."

Susan Gandini is a Special Counsel based in Shine Lawyers’ Cairns branch. With over 20 years of experience in compensation law, Susan is committed to supporting and helping members of the local community navigate their complex legal journeys.

Susan received her legal qualifications from the Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accountancy. She was admitted to practice in both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Susan is well-versed in all aspects of compensation law, having practised exclusively in this field since her admission. She worked for a number of compensation law firms throughout Cairns for both the plaintiff and defendant sides, before joining the team at Shine Lawyers in 2009.

Susan is passionate about using her technical legal expertise to guide her clients through the complex legal process. For Susan, it’s a privilege to be able to stand as a voice for her clients, many of whom are experiencing unimaginable hardship.

Devoted to helping those in need, Susan also volunteers at the Cairns Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, assisting with tenancy issues, credit problems and family law difficulties.

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


  • Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

  • Admitted to legal practice in 1992

  • Admitted to High Court of Australia in 1993

Memberships & associations

  • Queensland Law Society (QLS)

  • Far North Queensland Law Association (FNQLA)

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA)

  • Far North Queensland Medico Legaly Society (FNMLS)


"I have entrusted Shine Lawyers to assist me with my personal injury claim on No Win, No Fee basis. Susan Gardini and her team at Cairns office have been a pleasure to deal with. They are competent, professional, understanding with great communication through the whole process. I highly recommend Shine Lawyers and in particular Susan Gardini to assist with your matter."

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