We have announced new senior personal injury appointments across Victoria.
Workers Compensation lawyers Andrea Kehoe and Ben Gilley and Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) lawyers Marko Eric and Susan Accary have been made Practice Group Leaders – overseeing their respective areas of law across a number of Melbourne offices.
Ms Kehoe started in Slater and Gordon’s Dandenong office as a lawyer in March 2010. Specialising in workers compensation law, Ms Kehoe has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, exceptional litigation skills and strong business acumen. She will now be based out of the firm’s Sunshine office.
Mr Gilley will lead Slater and Gordon’s St Albans and Epping workers compensation practices – based out of the latter. Initially trained as a lawyer in the UK, Mr Gilley has developed a strong reputation as a technical expert and litigator in workers compensation matters with particular expertise in complex psychiatric injuries.
Mr Eric will run the firm’s Reservoir and Epping MVA practices – also based out of Epping. Joining the firm in 2008, the award-nominated lawyer has built a reputation as a fierce and skilled litigator who’s not afraid to take on the hard cases.
Ms Accary will run Slater and Gordon’s Melbourne and Frankston MVA teams. Since joining the firm in 2008, she has exhibited exemplary technical and legal skills within the Transport Accident Commission jurisdiction, including an innovative and strategic approach to her work.
Tracy Madden, Claire Setches (both Asbestos), Lee Kimonides (Medical Negligence) and James Casey (Workers Compensation) have also been promoted to Principal Lawyers.
MVA lawyers Anna Jennings-Edquist, Jane McCullough, Joanne Burns, Sandrine Lepage, Julia Cotton and Sue Emery have been promoted to Senior Associates, along with Lily Boskovski (Public Liability) and James Carlson (Workers Compensation).
Slater and Gordon Head of Personal Injury Law Victoria Dina Tutungi said the law firm was focused on developing young lawyers, who were passionate about supporting and getting the best result for their clients.
Ms Tutungi said many of the lawyers promoted to new roles had worked their way up through the firm.
“Congratulations to all of those who have been promoted to new positions,” Ms Tutungi said.
“This group of lawyers has worked hard and shown commitment to the important work they carry out every single day.
“We are very proud of all of our lawyers who are focused on representing the best interests of all our clients.”
A number of lawyers have also been promoted to Associates including Kot Monoah, Jessica Lyons, Jana Athanasopoulos, Jessica Rosla, Deniz Mirik, Katherine Fisher, Betty Alexopolous, Rachel Peters and Rebecca Christofidis.