Our Team

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Carl Messina

Senior Lawyer and Director

Carl’s experience in personal injury litigation begins in 2011, on the plaintiff side, with Simon Walters Solicitors before moving across to defendant litigation with Jarman McKenna and Hall & Wilcox. This cross practice experience has given him a great insight into both sides of personal injury litigation and is a unique advantage for his clients.

As a lawyer at Perth City Legal, Carl works with our clients to provide detailed and timely advice in respect to complex and litigious matters to achieve optimum outcomes in their best interest. Carl specialises in Motor Vehicle Accident claims, Workers’ Compensation and Public Liability matters.

Carl graduated from Murdoch University in 2009 having studied a Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor (JD) through Murdoch University School of Law.

Professional Qualifications & Admissions

  • Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Law and Management
  • Juris Doctor (JD) Murdoch University
  • College of Law graduate 2010
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Western Australia


  • WA Law Society
Matthew Webster

Matthew Webster

Senior Lawyer and Director

Matt obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2010 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2012.

Since his admission Matt has worked almost exclusively in the area of personal injury compensation and insurance law representing both Plaintiffs and insurers. Matt believes his experience acting for both sides of personal injury litigation has provided him with a sound understanding of how to best manage a variety of claims.


Matt specialises in workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accident claims including providing advice and assistance on all issues concerning liability, quantum and claims management strategies. Matt’s work sees him regularly attend conferences and hearings at the WorkCover WA Conciliation and Arbitration Service as well as the District Court and Supreme Courts of Western Australia.

When not at work, Matt enjoys playing hockey, watching footy and travelling.

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Tracey Sleight

Senior Managing Paralegal

Tracey is one of Perth’s most experienced and highly regarded Senior Managing Paralegals in the specialised area of Workers’ Compensation Law and Motor Vehicle Injury Law. Tracey has over 30 year’s experience in both areas of Law and is a vital and invaluable part of the Perth City Legal close knit team.

Tracey’s focus is to make the claim process as simple as possible, to give you the best possible service and make the best of the situation so we can achieve positive outcomes together.  Tracey is available to answer any questions or address concerns you may have during the claim process and approach your case with care, compassion and commitment.

Tracey understands the legal journey can be confusing and emotional and will keep you informed throughout your claim.

Tracey is a WorkCover WA Registered Agent and can represent clients at WorkCover.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Agent at WorkCover WA
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Fintan O’Hurley

Law Clerk

For more than 3 years, Fintan has been providing assistance to clients suffering from work related injury claims and motor vehicle accident claims.  Fintan chose a career in Law as he wanted to help people who may have difficulty interpreting the law or getting fair access to it.

Fintan believes that helping clients achieve justice through the complex legal process in an approachable and methodical way is satisfying and rewarding.

Fintan works hard to ensure that each client gets the best possible outcome and service and considers it a privilege to be able to play a role in making a difference in our clients’ lives.

Fintan is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Australia and hopes to pursue a career in Law.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Agent at WorkCover WA
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Declan O’Hurley

Law Clerk

Declan was drawn to the law at an early age and began working as a Law Clerk for Perth City Legal in 2019. For over a year Declan has been working as a Legal Clerk assisting clients in Personal Injury Compensation.

Declan decided to work on the plaintiff side as he wanted to assist people who had little to no representation, and see that they were rightfully compensated for their injuries. Declan understands the individuality of each case and always approaches his work with an attention to detail.

Declan has experience in both Motor Vehicle Accident claims and Workers’ Compensation claims. Declan has experience with multiple Common Law cases and has assisted barristers in trial.

Declan aims to complete a Bachelor of Law.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Agent at WorkCover WA

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