Posted on 09 May 2019
Slater and Gordon has recruited James Hunter, a leading practitioner in the area of Disability and Superannuation Insurance claims to lead their Queensland practice.
Mr Hunter was recruited to Slater and Gordon as their Queensland business is seeing a resurgence in client enquiry and case volumes.
Mr Hunter has been specialising in this unique area of law with a focus on consumer rights and personal insurance.
He was responsible for the administration of consumer claims for over 500 clients through the Commonwealth Bank’s Open Advice Review Program, a scheme created to review poor financial planning advice provided to CBA customers and compensate them for investment losses.
“I am excited to be joining Australia’s leading consumer rights and compensation practice. I have always admired Slater and Gordon’s client focus and the patronage they have received from all Australians needing advice, particularly Queenslanders,” Mr Hunter said.
“Many personal injury firms in Queensland transact traditional personal injury claims yet many clients have further entitlement under their compulsory superannuation insurance. This is often overlooked.
“Slaters has a great depth from its national footprint and a long history of acting for clients in the Disability and Superannuation Insurance space. I look forward to complimenting that knowledge base and acting for our deserving clients.”
Queensland General Manager Karen Murphy has led a shift in momentum in the Slater and Gordon Business in Queensland.
“Recruiting a practice leader such as James helps us execute our growth mission in Queensland,” Ms Murphy said.
“Unlocking access to justice for our clients who are not aware of their insurance policy entitlements is a simple but effective way of enhancing the real value we provide for our clients.”
Mr Hunter’s appointment follows the recent signing up of Medial Law Specialist Bill King to lead Slater and Gordon’s Medical Negligence practice to further enhance the firm’s strategic growth focus in Queensland.