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Slater and Gordon has congratulated Victorian General Manager Workers’ Compensation Meghan Hoare on her appointment to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, announced by the Andrews Government today.

Ms Hoare has been with Slater and Gordon for 13 years and joins a long list of Slater and Gordon alumni who have joined the judiciary.

Ms Hoare took on the role of Practice Group Leader Ringwood Workers’ Compensation in 2008. In 2010 she became Practice Group Leader at Ringwood for both Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Since 2012, she has led the Victorian Workers Compensation practice, becoming General Manager for the practice in 2018.

She has not only been instrumental in growing, supporting and shaping the Victorian Workers Compensation practice but has also been instrumental in shaping the legal landscape in Victoria; contributing to strategic policy development and legislative and regulatory changes in Victorian Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Law.

In 2016 she was elected the first female Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workers Compensation Committee, was appointed to the Victorian Government’s WorkCover Advisory Committee in 2017, and this year was appointed a Law Institute trustee of Law Aid, a charitable trust that funds disbursements in civil litigation matters.

Slater and Gordon CEO John Somerville said the Firm was incredibly proud of Ms Hoare.

“She is highly respected within the legal industry, by her colleagues and by her clients,” Mr Somerville said.

“Meghan will serve the judiciary and the people of Victoria with the same dedication, drive, passion and commitment to justice with which she has always served her clients.

“On behalf of everyone at Slater and Gordon I want to congratulate Meghan on this deserving appointment and thank her for the passion and dedication she has shown to her clients over her career with the Firm,” he said.

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