I have worked in personal injury law since 1999 in England and continued to specialise in this area (particularly WorkCover cases) since moving to Melbourne in 2007.
I love making a difference to someone at what can be one of the toughest times in their life. As your lawyer, I think it’s vital that you understand the compensation system and your options—I communicate clearly with you about the issues in your case and the potential outcomes.
I have helped injured workers win cases at all levels of the court system in Victoria, from the Magistrates’ Court up to the Court of Appeal. However, it’s just as important you are also given the option of a negotiated settlement where possible—my goal is always to get you the maximum benefit for your situation.
Over the years I have been proud of many outcomes, but one memorable case was a settlement of more than $800,000 for a client who had suffered head and back injuries at work. He came to see me after another law firm suggested a much lower settlement. We gave the client and his family financial security and the chance to move forward after some very difficult times.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, Law Institute of Victoria
- 2008 - Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
- 2000 - Admitted, Supreme Court of England & Wales
- 1998 - Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, London
- 1997 - Bachelor of Laws, King’s College London
- 2013 - Present, Slater and Gordon
- 2007 - 2013, Clark Toop and Taylor
- 1998 - 2005, Taylor Vinters (UK)
Memberships and Associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a disabled child in a medical negligence case, which enabled his family to pay for ongoing treatment and care
- Damages of just under $700,000 awarded following a Supreme Court trial for a client who had suffered a severe psychiatric injury after her employer failed to deal with problems between colleagues in the workplace, despite the client telling the employer she needed medical treatment.