Tony Love


Tony Love is known as one of NSW’s most prominent plaintiff motor accidents litigation lawyers. He is at the forefront of the personal injury legal industry, with over 20 years of experience in motor accidents, public liability (slip and fall) and common law damages claims in both NSW and QLD, as well as QLD work injury claims. Tony is well regarded by the medical and legal professions as a proactive and efficient lawyer, and has an excellent working relationship with professionals within the legal industry.

Tony grew up in Lismore, schooled at Trinity Catholic College and graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Business in 1992, and a Bachelor of Laws in 1995. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 1996.

While studying, Tony took up a position with Northern Rivers firm Stone & Partners, and was made partner of that firm in 2002. In 2005, Tony started firm Bourke Love McCartney Young, and in 2009, commenced Bourke Love Lawyers in partnership with Brendan Bourke, heading up the firm’s Lismore office.

“I have clients all over Queensland and NSW, and I’ll go wherever my clients are, because you can’t run a case by remote control. Your clients must have access to you.” Tony says. “I enjoy the satisfaction of doing the job properly, and helping people to achieve an outcome that may not have been possible without my involvement.”
Tony is a member of the NSW Law Society and the Far North Coast Law Society. He is also a member of the Australian Clay Target Association and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.

Tony’s ideal weekend involves bass fishing on the Clarence River, a bit of recreational target shooting, working on his farm and looking after his cows.

Recent Experience and Wins

QLD Work Injury – 5 day Supreme Court trial in Rockhampton dealing with an employer’s liability for an unsafe system of work in a truck, driving with defective equipment.

Motor vehicle accidents – has resolved numerous cases for catastrophically injured plaintiffs and appeared in the Supreme Court to secure funds management on behalf of his clients.

Public liability – 4 day District Court of NSW trial for a plaintiff injured in a slip in common area of a shopping centre. Successful claim against each of the occupier and a security firm that first identified the slipping risk