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About Stacks Goudkamp

For over 40 years, Tom Goudkamp has been a leading compensation lawyer in Sydney. In July 2003, the firm was incorporated and is now known as Stacks Goudkamp Pty Ltd. The firm is managed by Tom Goudkamp OAM as the Managing Director with Julie Mahony, Anna Tavianatos, Karina Goodall and Alexander Morrison as Practice Group Leaders.
Stacks Goudkamp is a dynamic Compensation Law firm with an outstanding reputation for its expertise and experience in compensation cases and compassion for their many clients. The firm, in particular, is one of Australia’s leaders in relation to handling major compensation cases. Setting Stacks Goudkamp apart from other law firms is the intimate involvement with our clients. In major claims, we invariably visit our clients at their homes to see, first hand, the difficulties faced and our client’s likely needs. It also gives us an opportunity to interview the client’s family, friends and carers. We are prepared to travel to accident scenes to conduct an in-depth analysis, and are also happy to travel to see any of our overseas clients seeking compensation.
Our legal team is professional, experienced and compassionate. We handle all varieties of compensation cases. See the Legal Services section on our site for further information. We charge no fees unless claim is successful and we generally pay all outgoings (e.g. disbursements for medical reports). We also provide free parking at our Sydney office for those clients with mobility problems. At Stacks Goudkamp, we have lawyers who are Accredited Specialists in Compensation Law, and we’ve been helping people just like you for more than 40 years. What sets Stacks Goudkamp apart from other compensation law firms is that we take the time to put ourselves in your shoes, simplify the process and get you the best possible outcome.
The Managing Director, Tom Goudkamp, is a past President of the Australian Lawyers’ Alliance (formerly the Australian Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Association). He is also the co-author of the Personal Injury Law Manual and is a member of the Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Board and Chair Person of the Personal Injuries Advisory Committee. He is also a CARS (Claims Assessment Resolution Service) assessor in relation to motor vehicle claims.
If you are in need of legal advice, contact Stacks Goudkamp today. Stacks Goudkamp is a Sydney based law firm with Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury and Compensation matters. We have offices across NSW. Call us today on 1800 251 800.

I would just like to thank yourself Alex and Jane, as well as anyone who has been involved behind the scenes. From the get go you have all made me feel well informed & well supported. There was never a moment where I doubted that you all had my best interests at heart & that I could be confident

I would just like to thank yourself Alex and Jane, as well as anyone who has been involved behind the scenes. From the get go you have all made me feel well informed & well supported. There was never a moment where I doubted that you all had my best interests at heart & that I could be confident

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in being guided by your recommendations. I personally have struggled with the process of continuously recounting my experiences and focusing on the prospective issues I am likely to have from my injuries, but I am glad that we all stuck it out to the end & got a result I am very happy with and thankful for.

I could write a book as to how the last 4 years would have been so different if not for Tom and all the team at Stacks and Goudkamp. I was referred to Stacks by a friend while lying in hospital after an accident. Being a working husband, father of 4 and very active,the accident and what the future held was extremely frightening until I spoke with Tom and his team.

I could write a book as to how the last 4 years would have been so different if not for Tom and all the team at Stacks and Goudkamp. I was referred to Stacks by a friend while lying in hospital after an accident. Being a working husband, father of 4 and very active,the accident and what the future held was extremely frightening until I spoke with Tom and his team.

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The support, assistance, advice from the first conversation till even after the settlement was second to none from the team at Stacks. I actually felt part of a family that was there to really help.

Four years on and after the many downs, my children and I have our lives back. We have been able to rebuild a life that now suits us post accident.

We are unable to THANK YOU all enough, but know that you have changed our lives for the better in so many ways since the accident.

Wishing you all the best in everything to you and your team.

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My case looked destined for an average result many times, but this was where Cali dug in. She probably wouldn’t want me to say this (so as not to set a precedent), but the late-night calls and emails only demonstrated to me how hard working and dedicated to her work she is.

My case looked destined for an average result many times, but this was where Cali dug in. She probably wouldn’t want me to say this (so as not to set a precedent), but the late-night calls and emails only demonstrated to me how hard working and dedicated to her work she is.

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She surprised me many times by knowing things about my file that I wouldn’t have expected her to know. And most importantly, she was personally responsible for a late negotiation which saw my settlement amount increase significantly. There is no way of avoiding how scripted this might sound, but it’s an absolute fact. Cali, changed my life, by allowing me to find a way to get my life back.

Forever Grateful

I am so thankful there are people like Tom and Karina who help families like mine. We had a terrible car accident with the whole family which killed my father and seriously injured my little brother and me. Our dream holiday in Australia turned into a nightmare and when we got back home to Germany we did not even get time to grieve.

I am so thankful there are people like Tom and Karina who help families like mine. We had a terrible car accident with the whole family which killed my father and seriously injured my little brother and me. Our dream holiday in Australia turned into a nightmare and when we got back home to Germany we did not even get time to grieve.

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Our life changed completely in one second. We were so lucky Tom was recommended to us by one of his former clients! Tom and Karina were very understanding and we felt that they really care about their clients. When we met them in Germany they took a lot of time for us and answered all our questions. They were also very patient when we took ages to answer emails because it sometimes was too hard for us to focus on the accident. I have to admit I was a bit worried at the beginning because I did not know anything about laws in Australia but Tom and Karina took a lot of time to explain everything to me and made sure I understood. In the end everything happened exactly as they had been telling us or it even turned out better.

I would like to sincerely thank Tom and Karina for their incredible advice, support and expertise provided to me and my family throughout our claim process journey. We were provided an exceptional level of service throughout my motorcycle accident claim. Every step of the process both Tom and Karina communicated openly so we were well aware of what was happening along the way.

I would like to sincerely thank Tom and Karina for their incredible advice, support and expertise provided to me and my family throughout our claim process journey. We were provided an exceptional level of service throughout my motorcycle accident claim. Every step of the process both Tom and Karina communicated openly so we were well aware of what was happening along the way.

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Karina and Tom were kind, empathetic and caring. They made multiple home visits to our home 6 hours away from their office and were very genuine in wanting to know our story.

We will never be able to thank them both enough for guiding and representing me. I was awarded an excellent outcome based on the hard work of this incredible team.

My family and I are now able to move on with our lives. We will be forever grateful for their amazing professionalism and dedication to my case.

I’d like to pass on my sincere thanks and appreciation for all the hard work and support that I have received over the years during a very difficult time after my career came to a grinding halt in the NSW Police Force. I was privileged to have been provided with excellent legal advice and care during my Work Injury Damages and my TPD claims.

I’d like to pass on my sincere thanks and appreciation for all the hard work and support that I have received over the years during a very difficult time after my career came to a grinding halt in the NSW Police Force. I was privileged to have been provided with excellent legal advice and care during my Work Injury Damages and my TPD claims.

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Cali Baldwin went above and beyond for me at all times, her level of compassion and empathy was amazing during my darkest days. Cali successfully settled a very difficult matter with the Insurer and never wavered in her approach. I am very grateful for the service and level of care that Cali and her team provided me during very difficult periods.

I would highly recommend Cali as finding someone who is empathetic and sincere to advocate for you when your knowledge of litigation is limited. Cali guided me out of some very difficult circumstances as my case was quite complex and still managed to successfully claim. I can now move on with my life in a positive sense and am very grateful to have met such a wonderful woman.

It is hard to put five years into one letter of how thankful I am to have had you by my side. You have been my rock in this very difficult time. You have been so understanding, compassionate, and professional. Karina, you have been so driven to making sure my injury wouldn’t affect my entire life and determined to get the best outcome for me and my family.

It is hard to put five years into one letter of how thankful I am to have had you by my side. You have been my rock in this very difficult time. You have been so understanding, compassionate, and professional. Karina, you have been so driven to making sure my injury wouldn’t affect my entire life and determined to get the best outcome for me and my family.

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There were many times I wanted to give up and was very close to ending it all for a less than ideal amount, but your support and compassion restored my faith in the system. I can’t describe or show how thankful I am for all the work you and the team put in, the weekend emails and late night calls to keep me in the know.

When it was time to settle, your fearlessness in negotiating an amount showed as we were able to settle for more than we could ever of dreamt of. You have set us up for life, and made it a lot easier to re-establish my life with my injury.

It is bittersweet as I feel like I’m saying goodbye to a dear friend and support network even though you have said you’re still here if I’m in need.

For loss of a better word, Thank you so much for everything!

My apologies for not having written earlier, to be honest I was taking a big break from having to think about our case. Firstly, I would like to thank you for being such a genuine and approachable person during what has been possibly the most stressful time of our life.

My apologies for not having written earlier, to be honest I was taking a big break from having to think about our case. Firstly, I would like to thank you for being such a genuine and approachable person during what has been possibly the most stressful time of our life.

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You were always available to explain and advise us of different issues as they arose, and your demeanour was reassuring at times when we both felt quite overwhelmed. You were far superior to both of the barristers and we appreciate having had you on our team.

We Speak Your Language

If you or a loved one have been injured but do not speak English, our lawyers can still help you.
We represent many clients who are new to Australia, and may not be confident English speakers. We also have a number of clients who were foreign visitors injured whilst visiting Australia, and have now returned home.
Many of our staff were born overseas or are second / third generation Australians, which gives us a great understanding of different cultures and foreign languages. We use these strengths to help our non-English speaking clients and give them the best possible service.
If we do not have a lawyer who speaks your language, we will arrange interpreters for our meetings and telephone calls. We will also translate letters and documents into your language, so that you understand your claim and are fully informed.
Our message is clear – we speak your language! If you have had an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Telephone us today on 1800 251 800 (+61 2 9237 2222 if you are outside Australia) or contact us through our website.

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