How we can help you
Workers Compensation & Workcover
Road Accident & TAC
Public Liability Slips & Falls
Employment & Discrimination Law
Commercial Law & Litigation
Disputing a Will
Our lawyers have decades of experience across all areas of the law. Whatever your legal needs are, we can help. And we undertake every case with compassion and understanding.
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 having been 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.
If you have suffered an injury, it is important that you understand what rights and entitlements are available to you. Our lawyers provide excellent legal advice so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family. If your claim has reasonable prospects of success, we can also offer a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement to help you pursue the claim. We will provide further detailed information to you in our first free appointment.
Work injury claims
If you have suffered an injury or developed a health condition because of work, our lawyers can help you understand the workers’ compensation scheme (WorkCover) and pursue your claim for compensation.
We can assist you with advice if your claim is denied or you have an accepted claim and your weekly payments or reasonable medical and treatment expenses are terminated. We can also assist if a request for treatment is denied.
We can provide you with specialised advice and representation to help you pursue lump sum compensation. We will ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.
Transport accident claims
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a transport accident, our lawyers can help you access benefits under the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) compensation scheme.
We can assist you with advice if your claim is denied or if you have an accepted claim and your loss of earnings payments are terminated. We can also assist if reasonable medical and treatment expenses are terminated or a request for treatment is denied.
We can provide you with specialised advice to help you pursue lump sum compensation. It is essential that you are well informed about your Transport accident entitlements.
Superannuation and personal insurance claims
If you are unable to work as a result of an injury or medical condition, you may be entitled to access a personal insurance policy or a Total Permanent Disability policy, which is often attached to your superannuation fund. We can help you with the claim process and make sure that you receive the right amount of payments as soon as possible.
These payments may also be pursued at the same time as pursuing your entitlements under the WorkCover or Transport Accident Commission (TAC) compensation schemes.
If you are suffering from an asbestos related disease, our lawyers can help you achieve compensation. We focus on reaching a successful outcome in the shortest time possible to give you peace of mind, and so that funds are available for high quality care.
Whether your claim relates to a malignant (such as mesothelioma) or non-malignant diagnosis (such as asbestosis, pleural thickening or disease), we have extensive experience in ensuring that all avenues of compensation and support are explored on your behalf.
Injuries in public or private spaces
If you sustain a permanent injury in a public or private space as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury, medical costs, attendant care and loss of income. Our lawyers can help you with the claim process and make sure that you receive the right amount of compensation.
There is a duty of care to have safe premises. This duty extends to public spaces such as roads, footpaths, parks and recreation reserves as well as commercial spaces such as shops, cafés and retail centres. The duty of care also extends to private landowners and landlords.
Medical negligence claims
If you have suffered an injury as a result of medical treatment which was not of an acceptable standard, we can provide you with specialised advice about compensation. Medical negligence is a complicated area of law. Our experienced, compassionate lawyers can help you understand your rights and entitlements and guide you towards achieving the best possible outcome.
Institutional abuse claims
The sexual, physical and psychological abuse of children at the hands of those who were supposed to be caring for them has been brought into focus by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
If you or someone close to you has been affected by abuse, please contact us here at Gordon Legal. Our compassionate, committed and experienced lawyers have a wealth of experience helping survivors obtain compensation.
Personal and Commercial Law
If you need legal advice and assistance for personal, professional or commercial matters, our lawyers can help. We provide excellent legal advice and take you through everything step by step, so you can fully understand your rights and make properly informed decisions.
Our senior lawyers are renowned for their pioneering efforts in class actions. Our founder, Peter Gordon, brought the first successful class actions on behalf of victims of asbestos-related diseases. He has also acted on behalf of victims of sexual abuse at the hands of members of the Christian Brothers, victims of Big Tobacco, and sufferers of medically-acquired HIV.
Our managing partner, James Higgins is a leading class action lawyer who has worked on numerous group proceedings, including large scale commercial and shareholder actions.
Our decades of experience and our determination to bring and win hard cases underpins our commitment to providing access to justice for everyone. By grouping small connected claims together, we spread out the cost of litigation, which makes it more affordable for everyday Australians.
Our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of family law. We understand the emotional impact that comes from a relationship breakdown and we take a pragmatic and personalised approach with each client. We also recognise the financial impact when relationships break down, so we provide a discounted fee for initial appointments and advice, as well as a fixed fee for our legal services. That way you are fully informed of the costs upfront.
Our lawyers work with you and use their extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system to provide the best possible outcome for your case. We are committed to keeping an open mind about the facts and ensuring you receive the best legal advice. We also provide same-day legal advice as well as urgent representation.
Employment and Workplace law
Our lawyers are recognised nationally for their dedicated, expert advice and advocacy in all areas of employment law, in both the public and private sectors. We provide expert legal advice about the terms and conditions of your contract before you accept a job offer, or if you are unfairly dismissed, discriminated against or bullied at work. And we navigate the complex area of employment law with plain talking and compassion, helping to ensure that you have protected your rights and entitlements.
Our workplace industrial lawyers have provided advice to Unions for decades. Expert in the conduct of industrial litigation in all jurisdictions, we are proud to have the largest and most experienced team of union dedicated lawyers in Australia.
Wills and Estates (including Will disputes)
Our lawyers take the time to listen in order to fully understand your situation. We help you to consider the options available in the structuring of your Will and the implications that flow from your decisions. We also provide advice if a Will is unfair or you seek to challenge it.
Professional negligence claims
Our lawyers have extensive experience in bringing professional negligence claims against financial advisers, stockbrokers, options traders, solicitors, accountants and other professional advisers. If you have hired a professional adviser to assist you, and the advice you receive is wrong or below the standard expected by the law, you may be able to seek compensation.
ur lawyers have extensive specialist experience in advising and representing you through all stages of the coronial process. We explain the intricacies of the law and procedure to you, and listen with empathy and understanding to support you through the process.
Our lawyers have considerable experience in defamation claims, and are highly skilled in advising you on how to protect your reputation. We also act for people who have been accused of making a defamatory comment.
If you think that you have been defamed, seek legal advice quickly, as there may be options open to you to limit the spread of any damage caused. If you have been accused of defamation it is also important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with the legal issues that face people living in rural and regional Australia. We believe that just because you live in a regional area shouldn’t mean that you have less access to excellent legal advice.
We can assist you with advice relating to land inheritance, contamination of your land and damage to your property or livestock by neighbours’ actions or third parties. We can also assist with financial claims relating to your land, such as inheritance, poor professional advice or the transfer of land.