Who we are

Here at HEALEY CIVIL LAW we take great pride in taking care of all your workers compensation, personal injury and medical negligence matters.

Our firm was founded on our expertise in these areas especially in Comcare, EML and Human Rights matters where we have been able to achieve great outcomes for our clients across a number of years. We provide a caring and family friendly environment in order to make our clients feel safe, respected and heard.

We are devoted to our client’s rights across many areas of civil law and look forward to providing our new and prospective clients with the same high level of care and service that we have become renowned for across Australia and in the ACT.  

Our experienced team is here to help you with all your civil law inquiries and we look forward to helping you achieve your outcome.

Meet the team

David Healey

Principal Lawyer & Owner

David practices primarily in Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory Compensation Law as well as criminal matters. He has established an excellent network of Barristers and Specialists to assist with this complex area of law to achieve the maximum result for the client. He has a strong practice in criminal matters, defending those with minor to serious criminal allegations and has a passion for human rights where he has successfully fought for those that have been discriminated against in the workplace. David Healey is dedicated to achieving a fair and equitable outcome for those who are injured as a result of their employment with the Commonwealth, ACT Government or private sector. He is admitted to practice in the Australian Capital Territory as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of the ACT and the High Court of Australia. David is also a Reservist Legal Officer in the Australian Defence Force and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra Law School.

Kathryn Lee

Civil Lawyer

Kathryn (Kat) Lee is a legal practitioner at Healey Civil Law.  She grew up in Malaysia and came to Australia in 2016 to attend ANU where she studied her Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (ANU). She has a strong understanding of the Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory Workers’ Compensation scheme, and is able to guide injured employees through this difficult process with an empathetic and compassionate stance. She is a strong and passionate advocator for mental health which shows in her work in liaising with Comcare/EML and appearing in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to get the best outcome for her clients. Kathryn Lee is also passionate in Human Rights and Discrimination matters. This interest comes from her time as an advocate for international students in the ANU Students’ Association, her internship at Canberra Community Law’s Disability Discrimination Law as well as lived experience. She is kind, compassionate and softly spoken (until you get to know her or until you need an advocate in your corner).

Rainer Gaunt


Rainer is a paralegal at Healey Civil Law. He cares about the rights of workers, and is able to empathise with the experience of Government work through his work as a uniformed member in the ADF reserves, and in his previous work as a Commonwealth public servant. He is scheduled to complete his law degree in 2021, for which he has received a Chancellor’s Commendation and a Global Undergraduate Award. Rainer has a particular passion for helping those who have been injured in frontline work, ensuring that we look after people who put their lives on the line to keep our society safe.

Tess Chui


Tessa is a receptionist at David Healey Solicitors. She works with the legal team to deliver strong client care, administration, and a compassionate, warm welcome to the practice. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce at the Australian National University. Tessa is committed to ensure that our clients feel supported in what can often be the most challenging time in their life.

Anthea Healey

Practice Manager & Owner

Anthea is the joint owner of the practice and brings with her a career as a former police officer along with a business degree which assists in the running of the practice and future needs of expansion. She is a dedicated person and much loved by all that meet her due to her kind and caring nature.

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