We provide advice on all aspects of personal injury, statutory compensation and regulation.

Workplace & Insurance Services
Our team are trusted advisors to statutory authorities and employers for all their workplace, personal injury and statutory compensation needs.

We have in-depth specialist knowledge and experience that enables us to provide efficient and effective solutions to complex problems.

Our dedicated practice combines workers’ compensation, insurance law and occupational health and safety expertise.

We are the longest serving member of the Victorian WorkCover Authority (WorkSafe Victoria) legal panel having acted for them for over 30 years and have one of Victoria’s largest self-insurer practices.
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Experience

Panel appointments

We are on WorkSafe Victoria's common law, statutory benefits and recoveries legal panels and the Victorian Traffic Accident Commission's informal panel, self-insurer panels and large general insurer panels.

Claims advice

Advising WorkSafe and self-insured companies in relation to liability for worker's compensation claims, including in relation to often complex and sensitive issues of employment, deemed employment, scope of employment, management action defences and medical and like expenses.

Sensitive disputes & complex matters

Advising and acting for clients in relation to complex and sensitive claims involving workplace fatality, mental injury and suicide, occupational disease including asbestos related conditions and cancers, heart attack and stroke injuries.

Defending psychiatric injury cases

Significant portfolio of complex psychiatric injury cases defended on behalf of government and other employers.

Self-insured company advice

Advising self-insured companies in relation to claims management and occupational health and safety issues including undertaking self-insured legal work for one of Australia's largest airline companies.

Injury claims

Acting on behalf of WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission in defending complex and sensitive statutory compensation, including claims for dependency benefits, and common law claims arising from work place injuries and transport accidents.
Key people

Built around principle of quality and value.

Nick Blayney

Principal Lawyer

Bruce Crosthwaite

Principal Lawyer

Georgina Hedges

Principal Lawyer

Kate Mabilia

Principal Lawyer

Chris Singleton

Principal Lawyer

Lachlan McCullough

Special Counsel

Scott Newlan

Special Counsel

Eren Ozdemir

Senior Associate

Elise Williams

Senior Associate

Edgar Lazeanu

Senior Associate

Phillip Barone

Senior Associate