Biography

Courtenay Poulden 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 Poulden 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 Rugby 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.

Courtenay also acts for clients in life insurance claims, including TPD and income protection claims.

Successful life insurance claims for both TPD and income protection policies require a solicitor to have experience in dealing with particular contractual and policy issues that arise in bringing such claims against life insurance companies and the trustees of superannuation funds.

Expertise

His particular areas of expertise include:

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
  • Member of Australia Lawyers

Career History

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

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 02 8280 6900 or contact us online.

Industry Awards

  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia, 2020;
  • Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia, 2020;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2019;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019; 
  • Recommended Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2018;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • Recommended Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • 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;
  • Recommended Work Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) –   NSW, 2016;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Sydney, 2015; and
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer – Sydney, 2015.

The Best Lawyers for 2022 – 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Courtenay Poulden was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

Courtenay Poulden

The Best Lawyers for 2021 – 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Courtenay Poulden was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2020 – 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Courtenay Poulden was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2019 – 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Courtenay Poulden was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

10th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Courtenay Poulden was 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.

Community

  • 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.

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How Courtenay Can Help You

Sydney Personal Injury Compensation Specialist

Road Accidents

If you have been injured in a road accident, either as a driver/rider, passenger or pedestrian it’s likely that you will be entitled to compensation.

Work Accidents

If you have been injured at work, on your way to or from work, you may be entitled to compensation.

Public Accidents

If you have been injured in a public place (shopping centre, hotel, gym etc) because of the negligence of the owner it’s likely that you will be able to make a claim.

Medical Negligence

We can help you seek compensation if you have suffered injury as a result of a medical opinion or procedure that was or went wrong. Very strict time limits apply in these matters.

Superannuation Claims

If injured at work, you may also be able to make a claim through your superannuation account.

Product Liability

If you suffer an injury as a result of some goods or products which you feel may have been the fault of the manufacturer or distributor, you may be entitled to compensation.

Articles by Courtenay

Compensation for Bicycle Accidents

In this podcast, Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist and BPC Lawyers Partner, Courtenay Poulden explains where does the law stand in relation to compensation for injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

The Duty of Care of Gyms

In this podcast, BPC Law Partner and Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist, Courtenay Poulden, discusses the duty of care in gymnasiums.  

Delay in Diagnosis of Stroke

We have seen an increase in the number of enquiries for BPC Law to investigate cases where it is alleged that a hospital failed in its duty of care to treat early symptoms of a stroke. It would appear to be uncontroversial that the earlier a stroke is recognised and treated the better the likely… Read More »Delay in Diagnosis of Stroke