Expert Personal Injury Lawyers Acting For Regional Victorians Injured In Transport Accidents, At Work, Or On Private or Public Property

With offices in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, we are local lawyers with national experience.

Our aim is to deliver you the best result in the shortest possible time.

You can expect service that will make you feel understood and comfortable throughout the process.

The offices of Fortitude Legal will be closed from 12:00 noon on 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 9:00AM on Monday 7 January 2019.

For urgent enquiries please call 1300 020 618 or email at info@fortitudelegal.com.au

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season from all the team at Fortitude Legal.

Our Services

If you’ve been injured, whether in an accident on the road, at work, or on private or public property, you may be entitled to compensation.

A personal injury claim is an action to recover your entitlements against the person or agency responsible for your injury.

Some forms of compensation are available to you regardless of fault and our expert team will guide you through the relevant laws relating to your injury to provide you with the advice and assistance you need.

Injured in a transport accident?
Injured at work?
Injured on private or public property?

We can help you. Please click the on the links above or click on the Services page for more information about a specific injury claim, contact us by calling 1300 020 618 or call in and see us in person at one of branches in Ballarat, Bendigo or Geelong.

OUR LEGAL TEAM

Our local teams are approachable, we’re experts in our field, and we will fight to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

“If you’ve suffered injury and you don’t know where to turn, call us at Fortitude Legal.
We’re In Your Corner”

Katalin Blond

Managing Director

About Katalin

Katalin has practised exclusively in the area of personal injuries law for all of her legal career. She is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries and a leader in her field.  Whilst Katalin has held senior management positions in national law firms, her real passion is for her clients and achieving the best outcomes for them.  Katalin was recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria when named a Finalist in the Regional Lawyer of the Year category of the President’s Awards in 2010 and 2012 and as a Finalist in the Regional/Suburban Lawyer of the Year at the Australian Law Awards in 2016 for her outstanding contribution to legal services.

“Launching Fortitude Legal with this extraordinary team allows me to focus on what matters most, our clients and their rights.  I love what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to represent regional Victorians in need of our help”

Expertise
  • Transport Accident Compensation
  • Work Injury Compensation
  • Public Liability
Professional Memberships
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
  • LIV Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law
  • Admitted as Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science

We are passionate about what we do and we will maximise your compensation entitlements.
We’re In Your Corner”

Cameron Cowan

Director and Principal Lawyer

About Cam

Cameron has worked exclusively in personal injuries claims following his admission to legal practice in 2009.  Cameron is driven to achieve outstanding results on behalf of his clients and has a proud history of obtaining many hard fought wins in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria. Prior to commencing with Fortitude Legal, Cameron managed multiple legal offices for a large national law firm, where he held responsibility for the supervision and management of practitioners within these offices.  Cameron takes a pragmatic approach to his client’s claims and is focused on obtaining maximum compensation for in the shortest possible time.

Workplace Health & Safety is important to Cameron and he is an active member and contributor to Ballarat’s occupational safety and health group.

Cameron calls Ballarat home and takes great pride in fighting for the rights of regional Victorians.  Cameron has been a finalist in the Law Institute of Victoria Awards for Regional Lawyer of the Year 2018.

“Fortitude Legal has amassed a team of regional experts.  I am proud to work with a team that provides superior client service and has the skills and attitude to vigorously pursue our clients’ rights and obtain the best possible outcome in our clients’ claims.”

Expertise
  • Transport Accident Compensation
  • Work Injury Compensation
  • Public Liability
Professional Memberships
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
  • Admitted as Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Business

 

“We will take the time to support you through the compensation process. We’re In Your Corner”

Fleur Jackson

Director and Principal Lawyer

About Fleur

Fleur has practised in personal injuries law for over 15 years and is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries law. Fleur grew up in regional Victoria and prides herself on being relatable to her clients. She is passionate about ensuring that people who are injured receive their maximum entitlements and are supported throughout the compensation process.

Fleur was named a finalist in the Law Institute of Victoria Regional Lawyer of the Year Awards for 2018.

Fleur previously held a senior leadership position at a national law firm as well as heading up the Workers’ Compensation teams in Bendigo and Ballarat.

“ I feel privileged to be a founding member of Fortitude Legal which is made up of an outstanding team who are as committed as I am to empowering and assisting injured clients in regional Victoria”.

Expertise
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Transport Accident Compensation
  • Public Liability
Professional Memberships
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
  • LIV Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts

“If you want to speak to real experts who are real locals, contact us at Fortitude Legal.
We’re in Your Corner”

Tom Burgoyne

Director and Principal Lawyer

About Tom

Tom has practised exclusively in the area of personal injuries for his whole legal career. Prior to commencing his legal career, Tom worked in a number of different manual labour jobs whilst studying at law school, during which time the devastating impacts of personal injuries in the workplace were made obvious to him and furthered his passion to fight for people’s rights.

Tom previously managed a Motor Vehicle Accidents practice with a number of high profile cases and held a leadership and mentor role at a national law firm.   Tom was awarded  Regional Lawyer of The Year at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2018.

“Being able to launch Fortitude Legal with our brilliant team of respected and acknowledged practitioners and support staff fills me with great pride. The whole driving force behind us launching Fortitude Legal was to create a law firm that delivers personalised and peak legal services to our regional Victorian clients. For me, having the opportunity to represent an injured person is a privilege and not a right and I will accordingly honour that by providing clients with technical legal advice balanced with pure passion and pride in all that I do”.

Expertise
  • Transport Accident Compensation
  • Work Injury Compensation
  • Public Liability
Professional Memberships
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
  • Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Professional Publications
  • “Cyclists Beware”, Law Institute Journal  (2018) 92(1/2) LIJ