Courtenay Poulden - Personal Injury Lawyer Sydney


Professional Qualifications

  • 1985 Diploma in Law – Solicitors Admission Board
  • 1986 Admitted in Supreme Court of NSW
  • 1998 Admitted in High Court of Australia

If you think you have a claim that you would like Courtenay to handle, please call us on 1800 300 272 or contact us online.

Browse the following law articles by Courtenay:

  • When is a motor accident not a motor accident?
  • BPC goes to bat for England
  • Big win in court of appeal
  • BPC Lawyers take on insurer for injured worker
  • Challenges to mental health processes in NSW
  • Hospital battles continue

Courtenay was admitted as a Solicitor in 1986 and became a partner of the practice in 1990. He is accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a Personal Injury Law Specialist and is one of the contributing authors to the Personal Injury Law Manual in New South Wales, published by the Law Book Company.

Courtenay has a long history of helping people who are disadvantaged by injury to get compensation. As well as being a judicial member of the New South Wales Ruby Union in his spare time, he has been involved in many leading compensation cases including claims which have gone to the High Court. He is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the American Trial Lawyers Association and is experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolutions.

He has been recognised by the Motor Accident Authority as an expert in the field of motor accident compensation by appointment to its panel of specialist lawyers in catastrophic injury cases for children.

His particular areas of expertise include:

Career History

  • Beilby Poulden Costello since 1988
  • McMahons National Lawyers 1986-1988
  • Glasson, Gemmell & McGill 1981-1985

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Law Council of Australia
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Motor Accident Authority Committee for Catastrophically Injured Children
  • New South Wales Rugby Union Judicial Officer
  • New South Wales Rugby Union Appeals Committee

Doyles Industry Awards

  • Leading Medical Negligence Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Sydney, 2015;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer – Sydney, 2015;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) –   NSW, 2016;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2017;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017; and
  • Recommended Work Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017.

10th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Courtenay Poulden was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.


  • Courtenay has, for more than twelve seasons, coached junior rugby at Easts Rugby Club and has strong ties in the local sporting community.
  • Courtenay has for many years been a strong supporter and board member at Royal Rehab at Ryde.
  • Courtenay participates in the gruelling ‘Smith Family Challenge’ which raises funds for the very worthwhile Smith Family Charity.