Latest News

What is silicosis? A ticking time bomb for workers

Recent media articles have put the spotlight on silicosis - a serious lung disease that is affecting workers like stonemasons. What is silicosis? Sometimes referred to as the oldest occupational disease, a new generation of tradies are falling victim ... Read more

New Year resolution for a new job? Beware the fine print that is restraint of trade.

When most people are negotiating the terms and conditions of a new job, the main priorities are usually the pay, the location, the people and the opportunities for progression. And yes, for some whether there are bean bags and zen zones. Very few people ... Read more

Senate inquiry into Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors

Gordon Legal’s Senior Partner, Peter Gordon has today appeared at the Parliament of Australia’s Senate inquiry into Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors. In his submission to the committee, Mr Gordon said the failure of the Australian Government ... Read more

Poison land alert for families hoping to build their dream homes

Sunday Herald Sun  Dozens of families hoping to build their dream homes at a Diamond Creek estate fear their land is poisoned with arsenic. Landowners at the Collard Rise estate are being told by Nillumbik Council to conduct their own soil tests — which ... Read more

arsenic shs.JPG

West Gate Bridge 1970s tragedy a reminder how far workplace safety has come, but work still to do

Geelong Advertiser opinion piece by principal lawyer Rachel Schutze. I drive over the West Gate Bridge at least twice a week. For me, it is the gateway to work and home in Geelong. As I reach its summit about 7am it is the perfect vantage point to ... Read more


The Block is fun but there’s a darker side to renovation

Herald Sun opinion piece by asbestos lawyer Victoria Keays. We are rapidly approaching the height of television renovation drama, when the efforts of amateur renovators are finally put to market and Scott Cam stands with a bottle of bubbly at the ready, ... Read more


ATSB report into crash at Essendon Airport

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has today released its final report into the aircraft accident that occurred at Essendon Airport in 2017. ... Read more


Gordon Legal launches new podcast, Beyond Reasonable Clout

Gordon Legal Senior Partner, Peter Gordon joins award-winning political journalist, Lyndal Curtis and well-respected Labor politician, Jane Garrett for a new ten-part podcast series launched today called Beyond Reasonable Clout. Presented by the Herald ... Read more


Peter Gordon doesn't believe a concussion class action against the AFL would be successful

Gordon Legal Senior Partner, Peter Gordon believes a class action against the AFL in relation to concussion would fail. “One can understand the issue being topical for them, because in the United States, the NFL has seen a massive billion-dollar plus ... Read more


Gordon Legal considering class action over arsenic contamination

A class action is being considered in response to high levels of arsenic contamination in Diamond Creek. Gordon Legal is currently investigating cases of high levels of the chemical left behind by abandoned gold mines in the area. EPA Victoria has ... Read more

arsenic pic.JPG

Gordon Legal welcomes partnership with CFMEU

Gordon Legal has welcomed the decision of the Victorian-Tasmanian Construction Branch of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) to partner with the firm. ... Read more


Injured workers have control over medical information and medical treatment appointments

Rachel Schutze, Geelong Advertiser Imagine if you attended a doctor’s appointment and when you arrived for your scheduled consultation you were met at the door of the clinic by a complete stranger or even someone from your work, like your boss. They ... Read more

Setka and Reardon Victory The End Of A Dark Era

The decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to withdraw blackmail charges against CFMEU officials, John Setka and Shaun Reardon is a win for workers and for safe work sites,  the right to organise and unionise. ... Read more


Outdated stigma continues to linger over making a WorkCover claim

Geelong Advertiser opinion piece by principal lawyer Rachel Schutze. If readers were asked what they think of when the topic of WorkCover comes up, I suspect there would be a recount of a tale of a twice-removed cousin’s freak accident involving a power ... Read more

lunch box worker.JPG

Rachel Schutze to head Gordon Legal's new office in Geelong

Geelong Advertiser Gordon Legal has announced prized recruit Rachel Schutze, formerly of Maurice Blackburn, will head its new Geelong office. Founded by Peter Gordon, who is more recognisable as the Western Bulldogs Football Club president, Gordon Legal ... Read more


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 24hrs.

Call 1800 21 22 23

contact us
Map of Melbourne office location


Level 22/181 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 59 95 17
Get directions
Map of Geelong office location


183 Moorabool Street
Geelong VIC 3220
(03) 5225 1600
Get directions
Map of Dandenong office location


1/75 Robinson Street
Dandenong VIC 3175
03 9603 3000
Get directions

Don’t forget to register for this free information session.

Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

Click Here for More Information

Register for Tuesday 24 August 7:30pm AEST