January 23, 2019
Doyle's Guide

Laine McDonald, Slater and Gordon

Doyles Guide
32 St Georges Terrace Perth, Western Australia 60032 St Georges Terrace Perth, Western Australia 600
(08) 9223 4850


Asbestos Law

Career History:

  • 2011-current, Slater and Gordon, Perth (lawyer; associate)
  • 2009-2011 Department for Child Protection, WA (lawyer)
  • 2008-2009 South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities (SISHA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (legal and aftercare director)
  • 2007-2008 Healthcare Centre for Children (HCC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (human trafficking prevention officer)
  • 2006-2007 Dwyer Durack Lawyers, Perth (articled clerk; lawyer)
  • 2004-2006, Sue Ellery MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region, WA Parliament (electorate and research officer)

Professional Qualifications and Admissions:

  • 2007 Admitted Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 2007 Admitted High Court of Australia
  • 2006 Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia
  • 2006 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Australia

Memberships and Associations:

  • National Community Funds Grants committee
  • Law Society of WA


  • December 2013 “Asbestos Diseases Compensation Bill 2013” Brief (Journal of the Law Society of WA) Volume 40 Number 11.
  • April 2009 “Be ChildSafe in Cambodia” (Asia Inbound magazine) ASA Group
  • March 2009 “Girls and Women for Sale” (Asia Inbound magazine) ASA Group
  • February 2009 “Fighting Modern Day Slavery in Cambodia” (Asia Inbound magazine), ASA Group
  • Jan to Mar 2008 "Putting a Stop to Human Trafficking" (Exchange magazine), AusAID
  • April 2007 "Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2007" Brief (Journal of the Law Society of WA) 34(3) Brief 13