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Slater and Gordon has announced promotions across its Victorian offices.

The two most senior appointments include Class Action lawyers Andrew Baker and Mathew Chuk who have both been promoted to Practice Group Leaders.

Andrew Baker

Mr Baker has extensive experience working in class actions and complex litigation, predominantly personal injury, product liability and human rights issues.

He was a key member of the legal team that ran last year’s Manus Island class action, which focused on injuries suffered by almost 2,000 asylum seekers.

Mathew Chuk

Mr Chuk works predominantly on class actions with a particular focus on securities litigation. He is currently leading legal teams on significant cases including class actions against Bellamy’s Australia and Spotless.

Mr Chuk has also worked on other significant cases, including the Billabong and Sigma Pharmaceuticals securities class actions, and the claims of residents and landowners arising from the 2011 Margaret River Bushfires.

Further appointments:

Andrew Paull (Class Actions), Lily Boskovski (Public Liability) and James Carlson (Workers’ Compensation) have been promoted to Principal Lawyers.

Commercial and Class Actions Litigation lawyers Peter Boyle, Nathan Rapoport and Elaine Arcaro have been promoted to Senior Associate as well as personal injury lawyers Laurie Plunkett and Alisha Muscara (both Workers’ Compensation), Jessica Lyons (Motor Vehicle Accident/Public Liability) and Joseph Catoggio (Public Liability).

Motor Vehicle Accident lawyers Sarah Nicholson and Yagmur Sabedin have been promoted to Associate as well as Alexandra Agathouli (Public Liability), Sarah Gilmore (Super TPD) and Lauren Bull (New Client Services).

Slater and Gordon CEO John Somerville said the law firm was focused on developing young and aspiring lawyers who were passionate about supporting and getting the best result for their clients.

“It fills the whole firm with pride to watch our lawyers develop and further their careers, driven by their passion to help those needing legal support,” Mr Somerville said.

A number of legal assistants and support team members have also been promoted.

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