James Parkin completed his Bachelor of Finance in 2005 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2007 at the University of Newcastle. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (2009) through the College of Law, NSW. Admitted as a solicitor to both the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 2010, James joined the firm soon after, in August 2014.
Prior to his engagement at Coastal Compensation, James has worked at firms specialising in commercial and construction law.
James’ current areas of practice include workers’ compensation, personal injury and building construction disputes. He is available to meet with his clients at either the Gosford or Wyong offices.
I want to thank Coastal Compensation Law Specialists (CCLS) and specifically James Parkin, Senior Associate, for taking my work injury damages case (and my workers compensation claim) and finally getting me the closure and a wonderful outcome that I so desperately needed. James’ expertise, guidance, advice, availability, support, patience, empathy and compassion meant more to me than I could ever express. I knew I was in very good hands from my first meeting with James. James is a true gentleman and an exceptional lawyer. I’m so grateful for everything James did for me.
Work Injury Damages Claim and a Workers Compensation Claim (Lump Sum Compensation)
James Parkin, Senior Associate and his team at Coastal Compensation Law Specialists made me feel confident in addressing my legal matter with their support.
James empowered me to make informed decisions and strongly advocated for my best interests, whilst keeping me informed every step of the way. Highly recommend.
Workers Compensation Claim (treatment dispute)
I would like to say a huge thank you to James Parkin, Senior Associate at Coastal Compensation Law Specialists for all your work in relation to my recent workers compensation claim (for lump sum compensation) and the work injury damages claim as well.
Both outcomes were fantastic, along with the professional approach of Coastal Compensation Law Specialists. Thank you again.
Workers Compensation Claim for Lump Sum Compensation & Work Injury Damages Claim
Other lawyers were more interested in what my case meant financially to them rather than getting the best outcome for me. James Parkin was a breath of fresh air, he quickly itemised what action needed to be taken, gave me an honest assessment, helpful advice and created a plan which led to a very successful outcome. I can highly recommend CCLS.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Approximately 8 years ago, I employed the services of CCLS after having a serious work injury and they lodged a Workers Compensation Claim for me which was successfully resolved. CCLS then started a WID Claim on my behalf which resulted in a very pleasing financial outcome. My primary contact was James Parkin and as soon as I met with him, I knew I was in good hands. James is a brilliant lawyer, his commitment and passion for his work is outstanding! He is honest, hard-working and is a very easy person to talk to. He explained things easily to me and I was always totally comfortable with his explanation of my case. James has gone above and beyond to help me with every aspect of my case. I am very grateful to him and CCLS is very lucky to have James on their team. I thank CCLS for their services and a very big thank you to James.
Workers Compensation and Work Injury Damages(WID) Claim
Helen and I would like to thank James and his team for the excellent work he did for my lawsuit. As It was so thorough, we think it was the reason the matter was settled so quickly. We are so happy with the way James treated us. He kept us up to date with everything along the way. It was like being helped by a friend. We will miss you James!
Work Injury Damages Claim
I suffered a severe and complex injury to my neck and arm at work in 2011. I engaged Coastal Compensation Law Specialists (CCLS) to assist me with a claim for lump sum compensation under the Workers Compensation legislation for my permanent impairment. Following a successful outcome, I was advised by CCLS to pursue a further compensation claim for Work Injury Damages. I achieved a very favourable resolution of the Work Injury Damages claim as well thanks to CCLS. James Parkin and the team at CCLS were very understanding, compassionate, thorough and personable in the provision of their services. James was really supportive and took the time to meet me face to face and made sure I understood every aspect of the claims. I cannot thank James enough for the support he gave me through the whole process – it was so nice to have someone on my side for a change! I was always well informed and felt comfortable with the advice I received at each stage of the claims. I am very grateful for the assistance of CCLS and would recommend them to anyone with a potential compensation claim.
Workers Compensation Claim
A big thanks to James at Coastal Compensation Law Specialists (CCLS)! Following my workplace injury, I was assisted by James and the team in making a lump sum compensation claim and also a claim for work injury damages. James was upfront and down to earth when explaining the legal side of things and straight to the point when needed. I sustained serious psychological injuries and while the claims progressed, James was very supportive and dealt with the claims in such a way that still allowed me to recover. I achieved a great win and outcome in the claim for work injury damages and I thank James and his support staff.
Workers Compensation Claim
I was involved in an accident in May 2017 where I was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. I sustained both physical and psychological injuries as a result of the accident. I needed legal assistance with making a claim against the relevant CTP insurer and luckily I contacted Coastal Compensation Law Specialists (CCLS) who helped me prepare and lodge the claim forms in time. James Parkin, Senior Associate, was most helpful and sympathetic throughout the whole process. I was very traumatised by what happened to me in the accident and James was accommodating and supportive in the way he advised me. I always got to meet with James or his colleague, Kye Bruce, regarding my claim which resolved recently. I got an amazing outcome and I am very grateful to James, Kye and the team at CCLS for their assistance.
Car Accident Claim
I want to thank James Parkin, Senior Associate and all the staff at Coastal Compensation Law Specialists for handling my Motor Vehicle Accident CTP claim with great diligence, professionalism and, above all, with sensitivity and care. The outcome was way beyond my expectations and will help my family and I to heal and try and get on with life. I feel a great weight has now been lifted from my shoulders and I am grateful to James and the team for helping me to finalise the claim.
Motor Vehicle Accident CTP Claim
I am so glad I chose James Parkin from Coastal Compensation Law Specialists (CCLS) to represent me in my personal injury claim. Choosing which lawyer to represent me was a daunting task, but I chose CCLS and when I first met James and explained my situation, I felt immediately at ease that I had chosen the right lawyer. James is very professional and answered the questions I had in an honest and sincere manner. After thorough investigation by James of my circumstances, I found James very articulate and the team at CCLS were very proficient and courteous. Thankfully a resolution was gained quicker than I anticipated and I am very grateful to James and his team for their support and encouragement. I have no hesitation in recommending James and CCLS to anyone who requires the expertise of a Compensation Lawyer.