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Slater and Gordon celebrates Accredited Specialist Award win

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Slater and Gordon lawyer Roger Batrouney has today been recognised for his leadership in the field of Accredited Specialists in Victoria over a career spanning 40 years.

Mr Batrouney, local government and planning lawyer and National Practice Group Leader based at the firm’s Melbourne and Footscray offices, was announced the winner of the Accredited Specialist category of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)’s prestigious President’s Awards. Mr Batrouney is an Accredited Specialist in mediation and environmental, planning and local government law.

Mr Batrouney’s expertise is in local government, town planning, compulsory acquisitions, commercial transactions, commercial disputes and mediation. He is an honorary life member of the LIV, as well as a former Council member and Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria Specialisation Board.

Mr Batrouney served as an inaugural member of the Environmental, Planning and Local Government Law Advisory Committee at the LIV. He has been a strong supporter of the specialist accreditation scheme since its inception 20 years ago, recognising the benefits of solicitors improving their skills and standing within the profession, and has encouraged many lawyers to become specialists.

Slater and Gordon Victorian state manager Cath Evans said the firm was very pleased to see Mr Batrouney's talents recognised by the LIV.

“Roger’s talents in leases, litigation and business transactions meant that he’s able to help clients in an extremely effective and successful manner,” Ms Evans said.

“We commend him today for his leadership within the field of accredited specialisation, and his contribution to the firm and to the profession in general.”