our team

Meet your partners in personal claims and workplace injury law

We are dedicated to providing high-quality legal services for Western Australians who suffered an injury at work or were involved in a motor vehicle accident. With over 2,000 satisfied clients and 20 years of experience, Perth City Legal is your trusted legal partner.

Carl Messina

Carl Messina

Senior Lawyer & Director

Carl’s experience in personal injury law began in 2011. He joined Simon Walters Solicitors, working on the plaintiff side before moving across to defendant litigation, first with Jarman McKenna and then with Hall & Wilcox. This cross-practice experience provided Carl with valuable insight into both sides of personal claims law and is an advantage for his clients.

As a Senior Lawyer and Director at Perth City Legal, Carl works with clients to provide reliable and timely advice concerning complex matters. His goal is to achieve outcomes that are in their best interest. Carl specialises in motor vehicle accident claims, workers’ compensation and public liability matters.

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

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

Matt Webster

Senior Lawyer & Director

Matt has over a decade of experience in personal injury compensation and insurance law, representing both plaintiffs and insurers. Extensive experience on both sides of personal injury litigation has provided Matt with a practical and proven understanding of managing various claims.

Matt specialises in workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accident claims, including providing advice and assistance on liability, quantum and claims management strategies.

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

Matt regularly attends conferences and hearings at the WorkCover WA Conciliation and Arbitration Service and the District Court and Supreme Courts of Western Australia. When not at work, he enjoys playing hockey, watching footy and travelling.

Tracey Sleight

Tracey Sleight

Legal Practice Manager & Senior Paralegal

Tracey has over 30 years of experience in the specialised areas of workers’ compensation law and motor vehicle injury claims. Her expertise in both areas of law has made her a vital member of Perth City Legal’s close-knit team for over a decade, and one of Perth’s most highly-regarded Senior Litigation Paralegals.

Tracey’s focus is to make the claim process as simple as possible. Her exceptional service standards, unparalleled experience and skill for achieving the best outcomes see her approach every case with care, compassion and commitment. Personal injury claims can be confusing and daunting for clients. Tracey is available to answer any questions or address your concerns.

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

Registered Agent at WorkCover WA
Declan O’Hurley

Declan O’Hurley


Declan was drawn to the law at an early age and joined Perth City Legal as a Law Clerk in 2019. Wanting to assist people with little or no representation and see that they were rightfully compensated, Declan decided the plaintiff’s side of personal injury law suited him best. As a Legal Clerk, Declan assists clients in personal injury compensation claims. His empathy and attention to detail make him an asset to the team and our clients.

Declan has experience in both motor vehicle accident claims and workers’ compensation claims. He has also assisted barristers in common law trials.

Declan aims to complete a Bachelor of Law.

Registered Agent at WorkCover WA

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We never expected to need legal assistance but when my husbands workers compensation claim was declined without good reason, Matthew Webster guided us through the stressful conciliation process. He made a very difficult time in our lives much easier. As a result of Matthews professional negotiations, we have received the settlement offer that we deserve.

- Tennille Moir

Carl from Perth City Legal was fantastic dealing with my case. I was being bullied by insurance company and once he took over my case I felt empowered and protected. Big shout out to Tracey too who kept me in the loop and organised everything for me. I would absolutely recommend these guys to anyone dealing with insurance claims.

- David Cox

I couldn’t be happier with Perth City Legal. The result was better than I expected. A special thanks to Matt Webster who did an outstanding job on my claim. He is very professional and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process.

- Marty A

I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on my case. You were extremely professional but kind in the way you handled my situation and I am very grateful for that.

- Tracy Reeves

A world of thanks to Perth City Legal for guiding me through a legal minefield and achieving a positive outcome regarding my claim, which I could not have achieved on my own.

- Gibson Street

I was very impressed with the team at Perth City Legal. Matt was professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer my questions. He took the time to fully understand my case and provided clear guidance throughout the process. I was very happy with the outcome!

- Elliott Jackson

I can definitely recommend Perth City Legal. All the staff are so helpful, caring and quick to respond when asked for information. Carl Messina is such a lovely person, will go above and beyond to help and works so so hard. Tracey Sleight - the Paralegal - is a dept of knowledge and is always available at the end of a phone. A massive thank you Perth City Legal 💗

- Lisa Hackett

I needed help and Perth City Legal represented me and dealt with my claim. The settlement outcome was a lot more than I expected thanks to the work done by Matt and his team in a very professional and timely manner. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need.

- Cynthia Tauarua

Carl has handled my WorkCover claim for over 2 years. He is knowledgeable, passionate and guides you to the best outcome at each point in the case. Tracey was also a great help throughout, taking my phone calls and giving guidance and reassurance. I'm very grateful to the team and all their efforts. Couldn't recommend them any more highly.

- Jessica Mitchell

A great service from Carl, Declan and Tracey.  Always responded to my concerns, giving prompt considered answers.  Fees reasonable and sound legal advice at every step.  Definitely would recommend.

- Charlotte Williams