Release date: 10 May 2022

Helping clients feel optimistic and empowered while navigating their personal injury claim is one of the key drivers of satisfaction for newly appointed senior lawyer at Travis Schultz & Partners (TSP), Stephen Hughes.

Mr Hughes, who has been a Personal Injury Accredited Specialist since 1998, brings rich experience in making a difference in the lives of those struggling through personal adversity.

“Apart from achieving optimal financial settlements for my clients, what I love about my work is helping vulnerable people feel listened to, included and hopeful as we manoeuvre the legal process together,” Mr Hughes said.

Travis Schultz & Partners Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Phelps, said Mr Hughes’ addition to their almost 40-strong team increases the breadth and value of the service the Queensland firms brings.

“Securing someone with so much experience in both personal injury and workplace relations law is a real credit to our firm’s reputation for being a great place to work. I’m sure our clients and everyone at TSP, especially our rising stars, will benefit from having Stephen aboard,” Ms Phelps said.

“As well as being genuinely enthusiastic about compensation law, Stephen is a warm and generous person who clearly aligns with our guiding values of fairness, respect and compassion. We are thrilled to welcome him to our fast-growing team.

Since being admitted to the Queensland Supreme Court in 1991, Mr Hughes has enjoyed a diverse career in compensation law and employment law, most recently as a Principal Lawyer with an award winning and nationally recognised specialist workplace relations firm.

Last year he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of national peak body the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors, having served as an Honorary Board Member and Legal Counsel since 1993.

Other service roles include 10 years as Director and Secretary of Volunteering Gold Coast Inc, and current membership of the LAWASIA Executive Committee on Employment and Labour Law.

When not at work, Mr Hughes likes spending time with his daughter and indulging in art collecting, travel and bushwalking.

TSP was founded in 2018 with the aim of doing compensation law differently, offering cutting edge expertise, without the price tag. It now boasts six and soon to be seven Queensland Law Society (QLS) Accredited Specialists working from offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Cairns.