Our Team

Maxiom has a team of the best lawyers in Melbourne with years of experience in personal injury law. Our sole focus is to provide high-quality legal representation to our clients to achieve the maximum compensation they deserve and make their journey as comfortable as possible.

Lisa Paul


Lisa Paul is a Principal Lawyer at Maxiom with over 20 years of experience in personal injury law. She is an Accredited Injury Law Specialist who brings a wealth of experience in workers compensation and public liability matters.

Lisa is well regarded in the personal injury industry and is recognised as one of the three best compensation lawyers in Melbourne.

Through her long-standing memberships of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workers Compensation Committee, Lisa has served on various Court and Government committees. Lisa’s experience as a leader in the personal injury field includes her most recent position as Managing Partner at a leading personal injury law firm.

Commenting on her decision to join Maxiom, Lisa said:

“Having known and worked with Sach Fernando for many years, I knew his ideals of fairness, empathy and dedication were aligned with my own. This, combined with the opportunity to work with a dynamic and driven team attracted me to join Maxiom. I look forward to contributing to the Maxiom Injury Lawyers growth and increasing presence in the personal injury jurisdiction.”

Zahida Popal


It is a privilege to represent injured Victorians and I will never give up on their rights.

Sach Fernando is a leading lawyer and Specialist in Personal Injury law, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria.

He is committed to guiding his clients on their road to recovery and will ensure that their weekly income and medical treatment are paid on time.

Sach is unafraid to challenge decisions made by insurance companies and works with a team of leading barristers to fight for his clients’ rights in Court.

Sach is also an active member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, an organisation that is committed to protecting the rights of individuals, and the Law Institute of Victoria, who named him as a Rising Star in 2017.

Sach is of Sri Lankan heritage and speaks fluent Sinhalese. His service to the Sri Lankan Australian community was recognised in 2016 when he was awarded Young Sri Lankan of the Year.

Sach founded Maxiom Injury Lawyers with a commitment to providing high quality legal advice, which is personal and affordable. He is passionate about keeping legal fees low so that his clients have the maximum compensation to rebuild their lives.

Sach can be contacted on 0488 722 444 or via email [email protected]

Zahida Popal


Shane chose to practise as a plaintiff personal injury lawyer to make a genuine difference in the lives of injured people. He understands that as a lawyer he is able to use his legal expertise to help navigate clients through complex insurance schemes.

Shane is a fearless and passionate advocate for the rights of injured Victorians. He prides himself on understanding his client’s needs and is relentless in achieving the best possible outcomes. He approaches his practice with strategic thinking, a keen eye to detail and being empathetic to the various circumstances of his clients.

Having overcome a number of injuries, Shane recognises the devastating effects injuries can have on one’s physical and psychological health. He believes there is nothing more satisfying than supporting clients through this difficult time so that they can move forward with their lives.

He is fortunate to be surrounded by like-minded colleagues who have a willingness to collaborate and work together. Shane joined Maxiom Injury Lawyers because of its fantastic culture and client-centric focus, and could not imagine being anywhere else.

Shane is of Sri-Lankan heritage and can communicate with clients in Sinhalese.