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Alana Main

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Alana’s expertise

Since joining Turner Freeman Perth office in 2010 Alana has specialised in asbestos litigation.  Alana completed her post graduate law degree, Juris Doctor at the University of New England in New South Wales and her Graduate Diploma in Western Australia.

Alana enjoys the medical aspect of asbestos litigation having a background in medical science holding a Bachelor of Forensics and Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology.

Alana represents persons who suffer from mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening, diffuse pleural fibrosis, pleural plaques and lung cancer. She also represents those who suffer from silicosis and massive pulmonary fibrosis.

Alana brings claims against Amaca Pty Ltd (formerly James Hardie & Coy Pty Ltd), CSR Limited, Midalco Pty Limited (formerly Australian Blue Asbestos Pty Ltd), Local, State and Commonwealth governments as well as large companies such as Alcoa of Australia Ltd.  Alana primarily practices in Supreme and District Courts of Western Australia and the Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales.

Alana also brings workers’ compensation claims on behalf of her clients. She handles claims through WorkCover Western Australia, iCare (Dust Diseases Care in New South Wales) as well as WorkSafe Tasmania and WorkCover Queensland.

Legal reform in 2018 sought to remove the time limit for those who were sexually abused as children in care. Alana now also advocates on behalf of victims of institutional abuse in the District Court of Western Australia.

Alana’s recent judgments

Richard Graham Johansson v Alcoa of Australia Limited [2018] WADC 114
Alcoa of Australia Limited v Richard Graham Johansson [2019] WADC 3

What Alana’s Clients Say about Her

  • Thank you for all your hard work and a good result.” George & Delys
  • “Thank you so much for all of your time and effort in getting my case sorted. Nothing was ever too hard. Really appreciated.” David, former client
  • “Thank you for all your assistance and care. Your hard work ensured that he was not worried about me for the future.” C.F. – spouse of former client


Alana has been listed in Doyle’s Guide as one of the recommended asbestos compensation lawyers in Australia as well as Western Australia for 2020.

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Dust Diseases - Recommended lawyers in Western Australia for- 2018 | Turner Freeman Lawyers

Qualifications & Memberships

Juris Doctor
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology
Bachelor of Forensics

Law Society of Western Australia
Women Lawyers Association of Western Australia
Women Lawyers Association of Australia
Lung Institute of Western Australia
Lung Foundation Australia

Latest blogs by Alana Main

What is mesothelioma and what are its symptoms?
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I have lung cancer, am I entitled to compensation?
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#Wittendoom – no level of asbestos exposure is safe
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Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma but are unsure where you were exposed?
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First mesothelioma trial to run to judgment in Western Australia in recent years
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Time limits for asbestos related diseases compensation claims
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Almost 700 people died from mesothelioma in 2018
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Silica dust: the new asbestos
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2019 Cancer Researcher of the Year
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Wittenoom: Australia’s worst industrial disaster
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