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Here at David Healey Solicitors 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 and EML 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. 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 assisting government workers, including police, ambulance and fire and rescue workers,  with their EML and Comcare matters and helping them realise their next chapter. He has a passion for human rights where he has successfully fought for those that have been discriminated against in the workplace. David 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 and 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 where he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Legal Corp helping defence in a variety of capacities. David loves inspiring young minds through his work as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra Law School and at the ANU.  David is also a volunteer for a number of agencies and enjoys helping the less fortunate through his work on the streets of Queanbeyan and Canberra.

Caitlin Barlow

Executive Assistant to David Healey

Caitlin is the Executive Assistant to David Healey. She is detail-oriented and organised, and prioritises providing personalised and timely support to David as well as the rest of the David Healey Solicitors team. Caitlin is currently completing her studies at the University of Canberra and is bringing her expertise in facilitating growth and development for our team. 

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.

Maddi Partington


Maddi is an Associate at David Healey Solicitors, having joined the firm in 2020. Maddi holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University. During her time at David Healey Solicitors, Maddi has worked extensively as an advocate in both civil and criminal matters, appearing regularly in the ACT Magistrates Court, ACT Supreme Court, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She is highly driven and tenacious, working tirelessly to achieve excellent and just outcomes for her clients while supporting them through the difficulty of litigation.

Siang Jin Law


Jin is a Civil Lawyer at David Healey Solicitors. In December 2021, she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Australian National University. During her time at David Healey Solicitors, Jin has worked extensively in civil matters including workers’ compensation, personal injury law, and human rights law. Jin is passionate about using the law for positive change and justice, and is determined to do so by achieving the best outcome for her clients. 

Gisele Li

Junior Solicitor

Gisele is a Junior Solicitor who holds a Bachelor of International Relations and a Juris Doctor degree from the Australian National University. Prior to joining the firm, Gisele has previously worked for community legal centres, boutique law firms and international human rights organisations. Gisele is an Accredited Mental Health First Aider who has an extensive experience of working with marginalised and systemically disadvantaged communities. Gisele applies a trauma-informed approach in her day-to-day interactions with clients. Gisele is committed to assisting frontline workers and first responders. Outside the office, Gisele works and volunteers for multiple not-for-profit organisations. 

Madeleine Gallo

Junior Solicitor

Madeleine is a Junior Solicitor at David Healey Solicitors. She holds a Bachelor of International Security Studies and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University. Prior to joining the firm, Madeleine worked as a Forensic Examiner and has extensive experience working in challenging environments with first-responders. She is passionate about advocacy and ensuring just and equitable outcomes for her clients.

Angie Seymour


Angie joined David Healey Solicitors as a civil paralegal in 2021 and is due to graduate with her Law degree from the ANU in 2023. She prioritises organisation and clear communication with clients, to ensure that all clients feel informed and know that every care is being taken to achieve the best outcome. Angie assists the Civil Lawyers in advocating fiercely for their clients and has a particular interest in advocating for womens’ rights in the workplace.

Lily Pederick


Lily is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the ANU and is due to graduate in 2025. Lily works collaboratively with our team of lawyers as a civil paralegal, assisting with workers’ compensation and medical negligence matters. With a background in finance and estate management, Lily is committed to ensuring that our clients enjoy a professional and personable experience.

Finn McCredie


Finn is studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in French and Economics) at the ANU and plans to graduate in 2025. He joined our team as a Civil Paralegal in 2024 to assist in workers’ compensation matters. With previous experience as an economics writer for education and technology companies, Finn brings a dedicated focus to drafting documents and effectively communicating with clients. Finn is passionate about legal theory and competition law, and has studied in both French and Australian jurisdictions. 

Odin Healey

DHS Commander

Odin is the team commander of David Healey Solicitors and is always up for a pat. Despite his tough looks, he is a puppy at heart and has the cheeky attitude that brightens up our office.