Personal Injury

Personal Injury.
The public’s intelligence ought not to be insulted with advertising slogans simply to get your business promising ‘no win, no fee.’

We’re about one thing: winning.
The fee will be fair, and the service will be outstanding.


Don’t settle for less

When it comes to personal injury, we’ll spare you the gimmicks. Like other firms we can offer “no win, no fee” and we won’t settle for less just to get a quick result. We’ll often cover expenses until your matter is heard.

We don’t base our approach on fast turnarounds. While it’s in your interest that we resolve the case in a timely fashion, we won’t give up a fight just to get some quick but small pay-out.

A member of our team will work with you closely to establish the circumstances which will best ensure your entitlement to fair compensation. We offer a steady, guiding hand helping you to navigate through what can be a difficult and stressful process.

Strict time limits apply to many compensation claims. It’s crucial to seek the right legal advice as soon as possible if you believe that you have a claim to compensation.

We invite you to share your story with our personal injury lawyers, and take the first step toward getting what you want.


You’ve had one accident. Avoid another.

When you’re injured and on the back foot, it’s important to take the right step moving forward. As time is critical in these matters, it pays to seek legal advice as soon as possible. We’re here to take immediate action on your behalf.

Car Accidents and Personal Injury

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident or other incident causing personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation – for your pain and suffering, for continuing disabilities, and for expenses and wage loss.

The best advice we can give you is: get in touch with our team and we can discuss your circumstances and determine where to go from there.

With our lawyers achieving outstanding successes for many clients, you may be confident that we’ll know just what to do.

The complex nature of the ACT Worker’s Compensation system means it is imperative to seek the best representation. Our lawyers understand the intricacies of the system and leverage our knowledge to achieve great results.

If you’re in the workforce and receive an injury or even illness in the course of your employment – or a previously existing condition is aggravated at your work – then you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers have an enviable record of helping workers and employees receive the fair and timely results that they deserve.

How do I know if I’m covered by Workers Comp?

Typically, workers’ compensation schemes cover all full-time, part-time, casual, temporary and intern positions and certain subcontractors.

Alternatively, if you work for the Commonwealth Government or a large national company, you may be eligible to claim under the Federal ComCare scheme. It sounds confusing, but we know it, and we’ll look after you.

Types of workplace injuries

The level of compensation and the benefits to which you are entitled are dependent, among other things, on the severity of the injury, which is why it’s important to choose us. We know what we’re doing and can advise you appropriately.

Injuries are not all broken bones and wounds, but can include heart conditions, cancers, a stroke or even asthma. The short answer is to seek legal advice immediately the condition or disability becomes evident.  Even though filing the claim itself can be completed quickly, the legal process that follows can take years, which is why we encourage our clients to speak with us as soon as possible to ensure their proceedings are up and running quickly and take no longer than absolutely necessary.

Unlike lawyers at some larger firms, where their abilities are often spread too thinly to ensure individual attention, with us you’ll receive a dedicated, specialist personal injury lawyer assigned to your case.

Lawyers have to deal with tragedy.

Such pain and anguish results from the death of a loved one, especially in circumstances where there has been negligence. This is often the worst experience– and we all need help. Our lawyers act on behalf of those impacted by the death of a loved one as a result of the negligence of another party with both objectivity and empathy.

Our team offers trusted advice and ongoing support throughout this trying time as we fight to ensure the compensation you and your family deserve.

Medical negligence is the failure of a healthcare provider to treat a patient with reasonable care, causing harm.

Such negligence includes the failure to diagnose correctly, and can even include an incorrect referral to a different medical practitioner. Our first responsibility is to identify whether you may be entitled to a medical claim covering a range of issues.

Many if not most people are reluctant to sue a doctor or medical professional – although every one of them is insured, and settling a claim almost never involves the doctor or medical practitioner in a personal sense. We deal, rather, with the lawyers for the insurance companies.

The Team

We stand tall for all

While we may be overshadowed by their monumental office buildings, we are never intimidated by big insurance companies. We understand the ways of the weasel and the wolf. Our surefooted, small-but-powerful practitioners are always up to speed, and never afraid of a fight.

Ben Aulich


Less More about Ben

As founding partner of the firm, our Principal Ben Aulich has established himself as Canberra’s most reputable criminal lawyer.

The word ‘tenacious’ is an understatement. For Ben, winning is everything. If he is quiet in court, it’s not because he is lost for words. He’s fond of saying that one must never interrupt an enemy when they are making a mistake.

After graduating from Flinders University in South Australia with an economics degree, a law degree from Canberra University and a graduate diploma in legal practice from ANU, Ben was admitted to legal practice in 2000. Initially working at a boutique law practice for three years solely in crime, Ben then joined a large commercial litigation firm, practicing in corporate law and commercial litigation. That gave Ben a well-rounded exposure to Court matters and litigation.

Ben’s passion for his client’s rights is infectious. It’s the reason our team is so close-knit, and so committed. It’s helpful that Ben’s fixation with winning is also motivation for clients. He’s certainly not afraid of sleepless nights … if it ensures they ultimately get some sleep.

Stefan Russell-Uren


Less More about Stefan

Stefan is a graduate of the University of Canberra and a recipient of the coveted Dean’s Excellence Award.

Prior to joining the Aulich team, Stefan worked in the trade union movement as a legal officer for United Voice. This is where Aulich came across Stefan, when he was on the other side of a matter.  We were pretty impressed with his knowledge, skill and dogged approach to litigation and we knew he’d fit in extremely well here at Aulich.  Stefan has a keen interest and extensive experience in industrial law and workplace health and safety.

Stefan also has a decade’s worth of experience as a chef and baker, before he found his true calling and joined the law.

When Stefan isn’t whipping up a batch of his world-famous Friands for his co-workers, he blows off steam in the boxing ring and enjoys spending his time with his lovely wife and two beautiful kids.

Alexis Currier


Less More about Alexis

Alexis is a dyed-in-the-wool Canberran, being born and raised on the north-side of the lake.  Alexis fell in love with the law at College, largely thanks to an inspiring Legal Studies teacher. Alexis, also known as ‘Lekkie’ among her colleagues, started with Aulich as a paralegal whilst also completing a double degree in Law and Commerce at the University of Canberra.

Being with Aulich for such a long time means we have been able to ‘raise’ Lekkie from a young hatchling and grow her into a real asset to our civil team, specialising in wills and estates and personal injury law.  This area of the law often requires a more compassionate approach which comes naturally to Lekkie as she is passionate about our clients and their matters.

Two truths and a lie:

  1. Alexis is an identical twin;
  2. Alexis loves rugby union; and
  3. Alexis hold the record for the most number of parking tickets accumulated at UC during a semester.

Minuri Dharmasena


Less More about Minuri

Minuri was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka. She grew up between Australia and Sri Lanka before permanently moving to Melbourne when she was 18. After choosing the Australian National University to complete her studies, she moved to Canberra to enroll in and complete a Bachelor of Laws.

Choosing a law degree and subsequent career as a lawyer was an easy choice for Minuri, it was the perfect way for her to productively channel her argumentative tendencies.

Prior to joining Aulich, Minuri worked as a junior advisor to a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly. After finishing her short stint working in politics, she joined us at Aulich as a paralegal working alongside all-star Bridie Harders.  The two of them together make quite the formidable team.

Aulich office legend has it there is a video somewhere on YouTube of Minuri singing, we haven’t been able to find it. Can you?

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