Najeh is the Partner in Charge of Hicksons Newcastle office and has over 15 years’ experience providing practical advice and strategies in managing insurance in the workplace.
Najeh commenced his career appearing in the former Compensation Court and has worked exclusively on the respondent side. This has given him broad experience working with scheme agents, self-insurers, specialised insurers, treasury managed fund agents and employer preferred clients. A significant part of his practice is spent engaging with clients on general and claims-specific strategies in the Hunter, northern regional centres and across New South Wales.
Najeh manages complex common law and work injury damages matters, involving multiple parties, dual insurance, motor accident, occupier’s liability and indemnity issues. He advises on psychological injuries, complex treatment claims and the application of the SIRA guides for the evaluation of permanent impairment and AMA 5 guides. His large portfolio of clients includes government agencies, large corporations, mining companies and not-for-profit organisations.
As Lead Partner Najeh manages a talented team of lawyers providing legal and consulting services with a particular focus on:
- Dispute resolution;
- Employment matters including; contract reviews, HR consultancy, unfair dismissal and work health and safety issues;
- Discrimination matters;
- Property matters including residential and commercial properties; and
Najeh also has a particular interest assisting clients in navigating the complex area of immigration. As an Australian immigration lawyer and registered migration agent (MARN: 1797237), he leads a team in providing strategic advice and assistance to both a corporate and individual client base.