Gavin’s practice focuses on the specialist area of statutory recovery for worker’s compensation claims brought pursuant to the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) and Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic). He has acted for WorkSafe Victoria and its authorised insurers since 2003.
Gavin offers responsive, straightforward and practical advice to his clients and he believes in a no-nonsense approach in all types of dispute resolution. He is an expert negotiator and maintains excellent relationships with his clients and opponents.
Gavin is a preeminent Workers Compensation (Defendant) lawyer in Victoria in Doyles’ Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Gavin sees the opportunity to recover lost revenue for self-insurers in the often under-utilised area of statutory recovery legislation. He has been instrumental in the development and design of the Hall & Wilcox recovery application for self-insurers to assist with identifying potential claims and lost revenue for clients. This innovation was recognised as a finalist at the 2016 Australasian Legal Practice Management Association/LexisNexis Legal Thought Leadership Awards.