Cardillo Gray Partners launched in 2017, bringing together two divergent legal minds in Tony Cardillo and Stuart Gray. Tony, with a 30-year history as a reserve legal lawyer with the Royal Australian Air Force, and Stuart, a lawyer with a specialist focus on representing emergency services officers with respect to their criminal, industrial and personal injury rights.

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Examples of our experience

Whilst specialising in legal services for people employed with emergency services and essential service across Australia, and in particular New South Wales, the experienced Cardillo Gray team provide expert advice and representation to members of the public as well.

Below is a snapshot of the cases our team have been involved in:

Emergency & Essential Services Sector

We have acted successfully on behalf of police officers at both a state and federal level, paramedics, patient transport officers, firefighters, and rural firefighters across a range of issues.

Defence Force

Our solicitors have a successful history advocating for ADF employees in the Army, Navy and Airforce, and dealing with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA).

Local Government

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Still v R NSWCCA 131

23 June 2010
Crime. Conviction Appeal. Indecent Assault.

Jessica Kirkbride v State of New South Wales NSWWCC 236

05 July 2019
Workers Compensation. Maternity Leave. Weekly Compensation.

Gregory Cooper v State of New South Wales - NSWWCC 100

2018
Police. Psychological Injury. Workers Compensation.

Hahn v Commissioner of Police (No 2) [2014] NSWIRComm 46

29 August 2014
TPD. Death and Disability Award. Transfer of IRC matters to Supreme Court. Interlocutory.

Capotosto v Uinta Beds t/as Sleep City [2001] NSWIRComm 219

20 September 2001
Unfair Dismissal. NSW IRC. Termination.

Allison v Commissioner of Police - NSWIRComm 1005

2018
Police. Industrial. s181D Police Act 1990.

The Commissioner of Police v Ross and Anor [2013] HCATrans 116

10 May 2013
Industrial. 181D. Reinstatement.

Henry v State of New South Wales - NSWDC 222

26 April 2020
Paramedic. PHCRs. Subpoena.

Michael Burke v Metlife Insurance Limited - NSWSC 177

1 March 2019
Post 88. Police. TPD. Breach of contract. PTSD.

SAS Trustee Corporation v Rossetti - NSWCA 68

10 April 2018
Pre 88. Retrospective Discharge. Pension. Jurisdiction.

Sargeant v FSS Trustee Corporation - NSWSC 1997

21 December 2018
TPD. Police Officer. First Stage.

Briggs v State of New South Wales HCATrans 109

12 May 2017
Post 88. High Court. Special Leave Application. Transcript

Learmont v Commissioner of Police [2016] NSWCA 137

22 June 2016
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906, Section 12D. Claim for a gratuity. Lump sum compensation. Physical Injury.

Briggs v State of New South Wales [2015] NSWDC 235

29 October 2015
Post 88. Negligence. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Psychological Injury.

Meyers v Commissioner of Police [2015] NSWDC 123

5 May 2015
Pre 88. Hurt on duty. Hearing loss.

NSW Police Force v Gurnhill [2014] NSWWCCPD 12

11 March 2014
Post 88. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Injury. Psychological.

Collins v SAS Trustee Corporation [2012] NSWDC 225

9 October 2012
Pension. Pre 88. Change of circumstances.

Ambulance Service of New South Wales v Anderson [2011] NSWWCCPD 3

14 January 2011
Paramedic. Ambulance Service of New South Wales. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Physical injury.

Morgan v Commissioner of Police [2010] NSWIRComm 67

27 May 2010
181D. Police. Appeal to Full Bench.

Stimson v NSW Police Service [2008] NSWIRComm 196

20 October 2008
Post 88. Death and Disability.

Commissioner of Police v. Kennedy [2007] NSWCA 328

26 November 2007
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906, Section 12D. Claim for a gratuity. Lump sum compensation.

Employers Mutual Limited v Heise NSWSC 1842

Criminal. Workers Compensation. Police. Private Prosecution.

R v Hicks (No 2) NSWDC 384

10 July 2015
Crime. Sentencing.

Ronald MacDonald v Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd - NSWIRComm 1010

6 Feb 2019
Employment. Workers Compensation. Reinstatement.

J Annan v FSS Trustee Corporation - NSWSC 1453 13

13 October 2017
TPD. Separate Question. Interlocutory.

Inspector Brandie v Phillips [2012] NSWIRComm 137

3 December 2012
Blunt v Port Stephens Council [2011] NSWIRComm 1035
15 July 2011

Commissioner of Police v Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales [2012] NSWCA 439

19 December 2012
Industrial. Section 181D. Removal from Office. Reinstatement.

Sills v State of New South Wales - NSWCA 4

7 Feb 2019
Post 88. Police. Negligence. Psychological Injury.

Gaylene Reakes v State of New South Wales - NSWWCC 134

10 April 2019
Death. Police Officer. PTSD and heart condition.

Colquhoun v SAS Trustee Corporation - NSWSC 529

30 April 2018
Pre 88. Police. Jurisdiction. Retrospective Discharge.

Garder v Commissioner of Police, NSW Police Force - NSWCATAD 199

2018
Licensing Appeal. Administrative. Firearms.

State of New South Wales v Briggs NSWCA 344

9 December 2016
Post-88 police officers. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Negligence. Common law. Psychological Injury.

David Fuller v NSW Police [2016] NSWWCC 34

9 February 2016
Post 88. Police. Medical expenses.

Chapman-Davis v State of New South Wales [2015] NSWIC 10

3 August 2015
Paramedic. What is a paramedic. Workers Compensation. 2012 amendments.

SAS Trustee Corporation v Green [2014] NSWCA 289

28 August 2014
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906. Pension. Special Risk.

State Super SAS Trustee Corporation v Cornes [2013] NSWCA 257

9 August 2013
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906, Section 12D. Claim for a gratuity. Lump sum compensation.

Fox v NSW Police Force [2012] NSWIRComm 134

28 November 2012
Pre 88. Hurt on duty. Physical injury.

SAS Trustee Corporation v Schmidtke [2012] NSWCA 269

27 August 2012
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906, Section 12D. Claim for a gratuity. Lump sum compensation. Transitional Provisions.

Fleming v New South Wales Police Force [2011] NSWWCCPD 33

23 June 2011
Post 88. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Transitional Provisions. Psychological Injury.

Anderson v Ambulance Service of New South Wales [2010] WCC 004910/10

5 October 2010
Physical Injury. Paramedic. Date of Injury.

Morgan and Commissioner of Police [2009] NSWIRComm 184

6 November 2009
Police. Section 181D. Unauthorised COPS access.

Commissioner of Police v David Rea [2008] NSWCA 199

13 August 2008
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906. Hurt on Duty. Causation. Psychological Injury.

Joachim Lavin v The Commissioner of Police [2007] NSWDC 286

16 July 2007
Pre 88. Pension. Hurt on Duty.

NSW Police Service v Tillitzki [2006] NSWWCCPD 65

26 April 2006
Post 88. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Weekly Benefits.

R v Peter Ferenc Ladocki NSWCCA 336 (1 October 2004)

Crime. Drugs. Illegal Evidence. Sentence.

DPP v Logan-Pye and 2 Ors SWSC 1492

21 December 2007
Crime. Police Officers. Obtain Valuable thing by deception. Make false instrument.

Michael Cooper v State of New South Wales - NSWWCC 14

2018
Paramedic. Psychological Injury. Workers Compensation.

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions v Olsen [2009] NSWWCCPD 26

11 March 2009
Workers Compensation. Sole trader. Self-employed. Section 40.

Blunt v Port Stephens Council [2011] NSWIRComm 1035

15 July 2011
Local Government. Unfair Dismissal. Misconduct.

Hahn v Commissioner of Police [2014] NSWIRComm 13

10 April 2014
TPD. Industrial Matter. Death and Disability Award.

Harrod v Metlife Insurance Limited - NSWSC 28

20 February 2019
TPD. Police Blue Ribbon Insurance. Interlocutory.

Lees v Commissioner of Police - NSWIRComm 1045

12 July 2019
181D. Police Officer. Neglect of Duty.

Susan Buswell v TAL Life Limited - NSWSC 1507

10 October 2018
Post 88. Police. Income Protection. Offset.

Miles v SAS Trustee Corporation NSWCA 86

2017
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906, Section 10(1A)(1)(b). Pension increase. Incapacity for work outside police force.

State of New South Wales v Chapman-Davis [2016] NSWCA 237

2 September 2016
Paramedic. Ambulance Service of New South Wales. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Definition of Paramedic.

Briggs v State of New South Wales (No 2) [2015] NSWDC 299

16 December 2015
Post 88. Interest. Section 151M. Workers Compensation Act 1987. Reasonableness of offer. Negligence. Interest. Section 151M.

Eric Fleming v State of New South Wales [2015] NSWDC 104

26 June 2015
Post 88. Time. Section 151D. Workers Compensation Act. Negligence. Common Law.

Philp v Commissioner of Police NSW Police Force [2014] NSWCATAD 25

12 March 2014
Firearms license appeal. Public interest.

Conway v SAS Trustee Corporation [2012] NSWDC 249

9 October 2012
Pre 88. Special risk. Pension.

Pickavance v New South Wales Police Force [2011] WCC008720/10

5 May 2011
Workers Compensation. Psychological Injury. Transitional Provisions.

Jessica Parfrey v Commissioner of Police [2010] NSWIRComm 19

3 March 2010
Section 80. Police. Removal of probationary constable.

SAS TRUSTEE CORPORATION v PEARCE [2009] NSWCA 302

24 September 2009
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906, Section 12D. Claim for a gratuity. Lump sum compensation. Transitional Provisions. Psychological Injury.

Jamie Ross v NSW Police Force WCC9058-2007

31 March 2008
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906. Hurt on Duty. Causation. Psychological Injury.

Marriott v Commissioner of Police [2006] NSWCA 219

28 July 2006
Pre-88 police officers. Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906. Hurt on Duty. GREAT. Psychological Injury.

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