Jenny is an accredited specialist in personal injury law. She is dedicated to representing injured people in their fight to access compensation. Jenny is committed to upholding the values of the union movement and applies her legal skills to the wider community through her role as a volunteer lawyer at West Justice. In December 2018, Jenny was appointed to the Western Health Foundation Board. She is a passionate supporter of the mighty Western Bulldogs.
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.
Anastasia is an accredited specialist in personal injury law. She has had over 15 years’ experience in Workers’ Compensation fighting for the rights of injured workers against large companies and insurance agents. She also acts on behalf for many seriously injured people involved in motor vehicle accidents in Victoria. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is acting for people who need help during one of the most difficult periods in her life. She is committed to fighting for people’s rights whether it’s for a lump sum compensation or fighting for the right of their medical expenses to be paid for. Anastasia currently sits on the Law Institute of Victoria, Transport Accident Committee and Workers Compensation Committee.
Andrew is a respected senior lawyer with over 30 years of experience in law and law firm leadership and management. His work in complex litigation spans commercial, environmental, personal injury and financial loss group and class action cases. A litigation lawyer since 1989, and later an accredited specialist, it was Andrew’s formative work as a young partner in the 1990s that saw him work on some of the most important class and group action settlements in Australian history. Becoming CEO and managing director of Slater & Gordon in 2001, he continued his role as a litigation lawyer for some years. He left the firm in 2017 after its decades-long growth and change under his leadership. He joined Gordon Legal as partner in September 2019, where he continues to work on a complex and diverse range of class actions such as the Robodebt class action, Junior Doctors Class Action and the BHI Student Pilot Class Action. Andrew also provides business consulting and advisory services to small to medium size professional service firms on strategic development, organisational change, leadership development and innovation.
Victoria is an accredited specialist in personal injury law with a particular interest in asbestos litigation. Victoria has over 10 years’ experience in representing those suffering from all forms of asbestos diseases; including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease. Victoria is also passionate about achieving compensation for those afflicted by other occupational diseases, such as silicosis and occupational lung cancer. Victoria has represented clients in a number of jurisdictions around Australia and has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading lawyer in the area of Dust Diseases.
Marcus is our Head of Industrial Law. He is one of Australia’s best-known union industrial lawyers. He has represented a wide range of unions, union officials and union members in industrial litigation, penalty proceedings, two anti-union Royal Commissions, general protections matters, rules disputes, administrative law challenges, coronial inquests, contempt of court cases and criminal prosecutions. In his over 40 years as a lawyer, Marcus has won a well-deserved reputation for his strategic, practical and industrially and politically astute advice. Marcus is Chair of the Migrant Workers Centre Inc which assists migrant workers and their communities to enforce and improve their rights. Marcus is also responsible for our Institutional Abuse practice.
James is a highly regarded commercial lawyer and litigator. He has successfully brought claims against Australia’s largest banks, stockbrokers and financial institutions. He has also acted for people and organisations subject to investigations by government agencies and has advised industry superannuation funds, unions and corporations on regulatory, governance and directorship issues. James provides advice on contractual matters, corporate disputes, professional negligence and defamation claims. He also acts in complex matters – such as class actions and group litigation, including the Robodebt class action.
Brad is an experienced and highly regarded industrial and employment lawyer. Brad has acted for a broad range of unions, union officials and union members in Federal and State courts and industrial tribunals. He has significant experience in complex and high profile cases. Brad is passionate about advancing the interests of unions and union members. He prides himself on his strategic and practical advice to his clients.
Philip has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of industrial and employment law. He has represented public and private sector unions in Federal and State industrial tribunals and courts, in many cases appearing himself as advocate. Philip has also advised industry superannuation funds. Philip is renowned as a formidable strategist for his union clients.
Kelly is an accredited specialist in family law. She has a broad range of experience helping clients in all facets of family law, including: divorce, parenting matters, including relocation cases, child support, property settlements, financial agreements and LGBTIQA family law matters. Kelly’s focus is on providing sensible and clear advice to help clients reach negotiated settlements as cost effectively and quickly as possible. If court proceedings become necessary, Kelly has many years of experience to provide expert representation and guide clients through the court process.
Tess Dickie is an experienced personal injury lawyer with a background in Asbestos and Dust Diseases and WorkCover litigation. She is passionate about fighting for the right compensation for sufferers of asbestos and dust diseases including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, asbestos related pleural disease and silicosis. Tess also has a particular interest in the emerging area of WorkCover compensation claims for sufferers of non-asbestos occupational diseases and cancers, having secured compensation for workers with silicosis, lung cancer, asthma, byssinosis and leukaemia. Tess’s combined experience in WorkCover and lung disease compensation makes her the optimal choice of lawyer for silicosis claims under the Victorian WorkCover scheme. Tess joined Gordon Legal in 2019, having worked in plaintiff personal injury law for almost 10 years. Tess has been recognised in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a “Leading Lawyer – Asbestos & Dust Diseases Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) Victoria 2021”. Tess is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Australian Lawyers Association, the Mornington Peninsula Lawyers Association and Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS.
Nick is an Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations. He has broad experience in industrial and employment law, and has represented clients in most of the State and Commonwealth courts, including the appellate jurisdictions. He regularly represents unions and employees in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission.
Amber has been practising exclusively in personal injury law since 2008. She is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.Throughout her career, Amber has gained extensive litigation experience, acting for workers in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts of Victoria. She has seen first-hand the financial and emotional strain placed on injured workers and their families and the devastating impact that this can have on the workers’ physical and mental health. She is inspired by the strength and tenacity of her clients and is passionate about advocating for the rights of workers.
Denis specialises in employment and industrial law. He also advises health practitioners under investigation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. He is committed to providing the best representation for health professionals and healthcare workers when their livelihoods are under threat. A former nurse, Denis has experience in legal and healthcare settings in Melbourne and regional Victoria, including as an organiser and industrial officer with the Australian Nursing Federation.
Katrina commenced her legal career in 2013, practising as a solicitor-advocate at a major criminal defence firm for several years. During this period, Katrina appeared in court regularly and instructed barristers in criminal trials. She then worked as a Judge’s Associate to a criminal law judge at the County Court of Victoria. Prior to joining Gordon Legal, Katrina was a barrister at the Victorian Bar where she practised solely in criminal law for six years. During this time, she appeared regularly in the Magistrates’ and County Courts in both summary and indictable criminal proceedings for accused persons and on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as for applicants and respondents in intervention order proceedings. Katrina joins Gordon Legal as a highly regarded and experienced criminal law advocate. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University.
Patrick Gordon is an experienced lawyer, now specialising in criminal defence advocacy at Gordon Legal. Between 2017 and 2022, Patrick was a barrister at the Victorian Bar, with a busy criminal law practice. During this time, he regularly appeared in: contested hearings and committals in the Magistrates’ Court and the Children’s Court; appeals against conviction and sentence in the County Court; pleas in all types of criminal offending (violence, drugs, sexual offending, complex frauds); bail applications; compulsory examinations in IBAC; contested intervention order proceedings; sporting disciplinary tribunal proceedings. Prior to his time as a barrister, Patrick worked as a solicitor for several years across a range of legal fields, including several major class actions. Most notably, between 2009 and 2013, he worked at Gordon Legal on the landmark ‘Thalidomide’ class action in the Victorian Supreme Court. He also worked as a criminal defence solicitor at a major criminal defence firm, conducting appearances across all Victorian courts and instructing barristers in multiple criminal trials. He completed a Bachelor of Laws at Latrobe University in 2009 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2010.
Virginia is a solicitor who has a wealth of experience in legal practice over many years, with an emphasis on assisting individuals within the Wills, Estates and Family law areas of law. Her priority is achieving sensible outcomes for her clients and guiding them though what is often a very stressful and difficult personal time. She will represent you skillfully in contested court matters as well as preparation of Wills, applications for Probate, Grants of Letters of Administration, Estate administration and other non-litigious related matters.
Skye is an Accredited Specialist in personal injury law. She is an experienced and compassionate advocate who is focussed on empowering her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in their personal injury claims. She appreciates that her clients are often at a very challenging and vulnerable point in their lives and is passionate about listening and understanding their needs. She is dedicated to simplifying the complexities of the legal system to ensure her clients understand their rights and maximise their entitlements. She also has a background in healthcare, having formally worked as a registered nurse in several major hospitals and community healthcare settings, and has a unique insight, having acted for workers, employers, and insurers throughout her career. Skye sits on the Law Institute of Victoria Workers Compensation and Court Practice committees.
Marina is an experienced lawyer who works in employment and industrial law, as well as institutional abuse cases. Before joining Gordon Legal, Marina worked as a lawyer in regional Victoria, acting for workers and employees in personal injury and employment law matters. Marina volunteers at West Justice in the employment law project that provides assistance to migrants and refugees.
Seb is an experienced lawyer who practises in class actions and other complex matters. He has worked on behalf of a superannuation fund in the Banking Royal Commission, and in a number of class actions, including the Robodebt class action. He also has broad experience in industrial and employment matters. He has acted for a number of unions and employees in various disputes in most of the State and Commonwealth courts and tribunals, including in urgent industrial disputes, breaches of the general protection provisions, discrimination claims, breaches of contract, underpayments, regulatory matters, and unfair dismissals.
Natalie Williams is an experienced personal injury lawyer with significant experience in public liability litigation and a background in disability insurance and class actions. She is passionate about guiding her clients through seeking compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of those trusted to provide appropriate care. She has a particular interest in assisting clients in understanding their rights, accessing justice and obtaining fair compensation. Natalie joined Gordon Legal in 2023, having worked in plaintiff personal injury law for over six years.
Aimee’s expertise is in commercial and representative litigation. She has worked on a range of commercial matters in both New Zealand and Australia, including contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, and consumer law matters. Aimee also has class action experience on both sides of the Tasman, and has acted for a variety of plaintiffs and public interest groups against Ministers, government departments, and large corporations.
Sarah is a personal injury lawyer with experience across various areas of personal injury law such as Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers’ Compensation and Public Liability. Her practice is now predominantly focused on Motor Vehicle Accidents where she helps her clients navigate their TAC claim and pursue lump sum compensation.
Sarah is a compassionate advocate for her clients who are experiencing a traumatic time in their life. She fights to ensure they obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
Guy joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst he was completing his studies, and following a year as a Graduate while undertaking Practical Legal training, he is now a lawyer in Gordon Legal’s class actions team. Guy has been involved in several class actions conducted by Gordon Legal across diverse subject matter, including the ‘Robodebt Class Action’, underpayment claims on behalf of junior doctors, and proceedings against insurers in relation to non-payment of business interruption insurance. Guy is passionate about pursuing complex and large-scale claims through the vehicle of class action litigation. In addition to his law firm experience, Guy has worked in the public sector and in human rights, including at the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Department of Education. Prior to completing a Juris Doctor at Monash University, Guy undertook a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT University.
Ana joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal after completing her studies and now works as a Lawyer in the Commercial Law team. Whilst working as a paralegal with the firm, Ana gained experience in class action litigation and commercial law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ana volunteered at several community organisations including Darebin Community Legal Centre and worked as a paralegal at a preeminent migration law firm. Ana is passionate about achieving positive outcomes for all of her client’s cases- large or small. Prior to completing a Juris Doctor at Monash University, Ana completed a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Studies) at the University of Melbourne.
Madison joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst completing her law degree. Throughout her time as a paralegal, Madison gained experience in Commercial Law, Litigation and Class Actions. Madison has now taken on a role as a Lawyer. Prior to completing her law degree, Madison attained a Bachelor of Science (with majors in Microbiology and Immunology) through the University of Melbourne. Madison hopes to be able to combine her passion for medical sciences with her future legal work.
Daina joined Gordon Legal in 2021 whilst completing her Practical Legal Training, the final studies before being admitted to practise. Daina has now taken on a role as a Lawyer. During her time at Gordon Legal, Daina has gained experience in legal processes, class action litigation and commercial law matters. Daina is passionate about achieving positive outcomes for clients on both a small scale and through the vehicle of class action litigation. Daina attained a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts double degree and whilst completing her studies, worked at a boutique law firm in South Yarra, and in a communications agency as a public relations account coordinator.
Thomas joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal after completing his studies and now works as a Lawyer in the Employment and Industrial Law team. As a paralegal, Thomas gained experience in the client intake team and across several class actions. While studying the Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne, Thomas volunteered as a paralegal at Fitzroy Legal Service. Thomas enjoys working closely with clients to help them enforce their work rights. Prior to completing his law degree, Thomas completed a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) at the University of Melbourne.
Charlotte is a Lawyer in the Class Actions team. Before joining Gordon Legal, Charlotte was a Judge’s Associate in the Criminal Division of the County Court of Victoria. Whilst completing her Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne, Charlotte worked as a legal and research assistant to a barrister in industrial, employment and anti-discrimination law and interned at the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic) and the Centre for Equity Studies in New Delhi, India. Charlotte is passionate about social justice and human rights and volunteers with Human Rights Watch Australia. Prior to completing her Juris Doctor, Charlotte completed a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, International Politics) at the University of Melbourne.
Renzo joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst completing his Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne. During this time Renzo gained experience on a number of class actions, including the Box Hill Student Pilot Class Action, underpayment claims on behalf of junior doctors and the ‘Robodebt Class Action’. Renzo accepted a role as a Law Graduate in November 2021 and was admitted to practice as a Lawyer on 23 August 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Renzo worked as a Research Assistant to a barrister and an Intern at Refugee Legal. Before completing his Juris Doctor, Renzo undertook a Bachelor of Arts (Law & Society, English & Culture) at the University of Western Australia.
Liam is a lawyer in the commercial litigation team, working on breach of contract, negligence, and consumer law. Liam also works on discrimination matters and general commercial advice. Liam has also worked on several class actions, including the ‘Robodebt Class Action’, and the business interruption insurance class action. Liam is passionate about plaintiff law and public interest & human rights litigation. Liam has volunteered in the past for Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project and a number of community organisations.
Madeleine started at Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst completing her Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne. During her time as a paralegal, she worked on a number of class actions, including the Robodebt Class Action, Box Hill Student Pilot Class Action, and the business interruption insurance class action. Madeleine currently works amongst the Class Actions and Commercial Law teams. Whilst completing her law degree, Madeleine volunteered at Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre, and completed internships at the Victorian Ombudsman and Human Rights Law Centre in Delhi, India. Prior to completing her law degree, Madeleine attained a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) from RMIT University.
Nick joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst completing his law degree. Throughout his time as a paralegal, Nick gained experience in Employment and Industrial Law, Commercial Law, Litigation and Class Actions. Nick has recently completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne and has now taken on a role as a Law Graduate while he completes his Practical Legal Training to become a Lawyer. Prior to completing his law degree, Nick attained a Bachelor of Arts (with majors in Economics and History) through the University of Melbourne. Nick looks forward to commencing his legal practice in class actions.
Amelia joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal before joining the Class Action Law team, having completed her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne University. Amelia has experience working in the commercial and not for profit sector (NFP) having completed her practical legal training with Justice Connect and worked in the Hong Kong financial sector as well as having worked with a series of local and international NFPs.
Robert joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst completing his law degree, gaining experience in personal injury law, workers compensation and asbestos litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Robert worked at a migration law firm and volunteered at several community organisations including Darebin Community Legal Centre, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and with Basketball Victoria and a tribunal member. Robert has recently completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Victoria University and has now taken on a role as a Law Graduate. Prior to completing his law degree, Robert attained a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major) through the University of Melbourne.
As a lawyer at Gordon Legal, I help clients who have suffered from negligence, injury, or disability to receive fair compensation and justice. I graduated with a Juris Doctor from Monash University in 2023. I also hold a Bachelor of Applied Science /Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics from La Trobe University. This unique background in healthcare gives me an edge in understanding the complex medical and technical aspects of personal injury cases. I have been working at Gordon Legal since 2021, starting as a paralegal and progressing to the position of Lawyer. I am passionate about helping people who have suffered from accidents, injuries, or negligence and I strive to deliver the best outcomes for them.
Angelica is a Graduate lawyer working in the Class Actions Team. While completing her Juris Doctor at RMIT, she joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal where she gained valuable experience in commercial law, litigation and class actions including the Robodebt Class Action, Box Hill Institute Student Pilot Class Action and the Doctors in Training Class Actions. Angelica also has experience working in government relations, employment law and industrial relations, having previously worked for unions and for a member of the Victorian Parliament. Prior to studying the Juris Doctor, Angelica completed a Bachelor of Arts (History and Politics) at the University of Melbourne.
Imogen is a lawyer working in the Class Actions and Commercial Team. Whilst completing her Juris Doctor at RMIT, she joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal where she gained valuable experience in class actions including the Robodebt, Box Hill Institute Student Pilot, and Doctors in Training Class Actions. Prior to studying law, Imogen completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Public Policy and Management at The University of Melbourne.
Laura Di Lorito
Laura is a Graduate Lawyer working in the Workers Compensation team. She has extensive experience in this area from her many years working as a Legal Assistant and Paralegal in Workers Compensation. Whilst completing her Bachelor of Laws, Laura joined Gordon Legal. Prior to studying law, Laura attained a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at Navitas College of Public Safety.
Her passion for social justice and the law inspired her desire to become a lawyer where she intends to continue to help those who have been injured at work.
Union Relationship Manager
Carol is a highly experienced relationship manager. She has extensive experience in assisting members with a broad range of legal matters, including workers’ compensation, employment law, motor vehicle accidents, criminal and family law. She is the first port of call for members and is highly experienced in managing key relationships in the labour movement. Carol has been working closely with unions and their members for over a decade, and takes great pride in the collaborative relationships she creates with them.