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Our History

Gordon Legal was founded in Melbourne in 2009 by Peter Gordon. With decades of experience at the forefront of plaintiff law and worker’s compensation in Australia, Peter has an unrivalled record of fighting for justice for working people.

He pioneered the ‘no win, no fee’ system with Paul Henderson, and made history winning landmark cases. Today, Peter continues his legacy at Gordon Legal, battling for everyday people alongside a team of exceptional lawyers.

Peter Gordon’s landmark cases


In 1985, Peter won the first negligence case on behalf of people suffering from asbestos-related cancers, and has since acted for over 3,000 asbestos-related disease sufferers.


In the early 1990’s he obtained compensation for all 566 people suffering from medically-acquired HIV/AIDS from an Australian contaminated blood supply.


From 1992 to 1997, he fought for hundreds of victims sexually abused by those in Catholic religious institutions.


He acted for the Cancer Council to oppose Big Tobacco’s challenge to the Gillard government’s plain packaging laws.


In 2014 Peter beat the giant pharmaceutical companies on behalf of Thalidomide sufferers obtaining in excess of 100 million for Thalidomide sufferers in Australia and New Zealand.

We won’t

We won’t put business first and people second, treat clients as numbers or use flash-in-the-pan lawyering.

We won’t hire the heartless, pander to the wealthy, or replace conversations with billable units.

We won’t ignore people’s pain, pretend to be worthy, or hide behind a hired famous face.

And we won’t judge our clients, chase shiny corporates, or forget the value that made us want to be lawyers in the first place.

That’s just not what we’re all about.

We will

We will use the law for good, listen until we understand, and fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.

We will talk with our clients, put value before profit, and continue to care after the case is closed.

We will work with empathy, partner with unions and community groups, and use all our resources for all the right reasons.

We will hire for character, prevail where others fail, and always walk a mile in our clients’ shoes.

Because at Gordon Legal, it’s personal.


How we can help you

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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Workers Compensation & Workcover

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Road Accident & TAC

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Public Liability Slips & Falls

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Medical Negligence

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Employment & Discrimination Law

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Commercial Law & Litigation

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Defamation and Privacy Law

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