Gordon Legal

It's personal

Who we are

Gordon Legal is a law firm that helps everyday people when they need it most.

Our lawyers have decades of experience winning hard cases for everyday people. We talk straight, we listen, and we are great at what we do.

Most importantly, we look after every client and their claim with compassion and understanding.

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Robodebt Class Action

Gordon Legal has commenced a class action in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of people who have been affected by the Robodebt Scheme.

We have commenced a class action in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of five lead or representative applicants against the Commonwealth of Australia (“Robodebt class action”).  Over the last few months, we have been working with those five representative applicants, who have instructed us to issue proceedings on their own behalf and on behalf of group members to the Robodebt Class Action.

If you have received a Debt Notice and as a result, you paid money to Centrelink or had money taken from your Centrelink benefits, tax return or wages, you are invited to Register your interest.

Please click here to read the current most Frequently Asked Questions with regard to the Robodebt Class Action.

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Our services

Our experienced lawyers can help you with all of your legal needs.

If you are injured, have suffered an unexpected life event such as divorce, a disputed estate or the wrong doing of another person, or if you find yourself defamed, or in a commercial dispute, we can help.

We understand that you often need a lawyer during the most difficult time in your life, and you need someone who is going to take your case personally. We do.

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Injury Law

Injury Law

Have you suffered an injury? We can help you understand your rights and entitlements, and make sure you achieve compensation as soon as possible. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Work injury claims
  • Transport accident claims
  • Superannuation and personal insurance claims
  • Asbestos litigation
  • Injuries in public or private spaces
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Institutional abuse claims
Personal and  Commercial Law

Personal and Commercial Law

Do you need legal advice for personal, professional or commercial matters? We can help you understand your rights and make informed decisions. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Class actions
  • Family law
  • Criminal defence
  • Employment and Workplace law
  • Wills and Estates (including Will disputes)
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Defamation
  • Rural claims

The best legal minds with a passion for workers have been drawn to Gordon Legal – that’s where we’re heading too.

Troy Gray

Troy Gray
ETU Victorian State Secretary

Why choose Gordon Legal?

We are prominent, progressive, history-making lawyers. And we’re on your side.

Decades of experience

Our lawyers have spent decades fighting and winning cases for workers, unions and everyday Australians.

We’re people helping people

We’re straight talking, hardworking, caring people, here to help with your legal needs.

It’s personal

Every case is personal for us, and we never forget that it’s personal for you.

Practical excellence

Together, we achieve excellent results for you at a low cost in the shortest possible time.

Our People

Our lawyers are skilled, experienced and dedicated to using the law to do good. We understand the challenges of everyday people and are prepared to stand up against big business and big governments on your behalf. We listen, take the time to understand, provide excellent legal advice and deliver excellent outcomes.

Peter Gordon
Senior Partner

Peter is one of Australia’s most prominent class action lawyers. He has an unrivalled record of fighting for justice for working people, and has conducted many history-making class action cases, as well as a large number of individual actions. He established Gordon Legal to provide an unprecedented legal service to those who need it most.
Peter is also the President of the Western Bulldogs, which reflects his commitment to the community, his love of football and his desire to champion the underdog.

James Higgins

James is a leading class action and asbestos lawyer with extensive management and leadership experience in the law and in government. He has worked on numerous group proceedings, including large scale commercial and shareholder actions. He has extensive experience on advising clients caught up in Commissions of Inquiry and high-profile investigations.

As Managing Partner of Gordon Legal, James brings his labour law values and determination to building and growing Gordon Legal, its lawyers and its staff for the benefit of our clients.

Rachel Schutze
Rachel Schutze
Principal Lawyer
Rachel Schutze
Principal Lawyer

Rachel is one of Victoria’s leading plaintiff personal injury lawyers. She has achieved significant financial outcomes for plaintiffs in WorkCover actions, and is also experienced in acting for people with injuries that occur in public places or on private property, as well as general insurance claims.
Rachel holds a Masters of Law.  She has a personal and professional commitment to South West Victoria, has served on community Boards for more than a decade and understands the legal needs of injured people.

Rachel is a regular contributor to her hometown paper, the Geelong Advertiser and has been listed by the prestigious Doyle's Guide Awards 2018 as a leading lawyer in WorkCover and Public Liability.

We are here to help

When you’re ready, give us a call or click on the button below to send us a message. It will go straight to a caring and committed member of our team who will contact you within 24 hours.

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Level 22/181 William Street
Melbourne Vic, 3000 Australia
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Map of Geelong office location


183 Moorabool Street
Geelong Vic, 3220 Australia
(03) 5225 1600
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Level 6, 111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia
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Map of Dubbo office location


2/211 Macquarie Street
Dubbo NSW, 2830 Australia
02 6800 1172
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