We are thrilled to announce that Tom Burgoyne was on Friday night awarded the honour of being named “Regional Lawyer of the Year 2018”, at the Law Institute of Victoria’s 14th Victorian Legal Awards.
The Victorian Legal Awards is the most prestigious legal awards program in Victoria celebrating the “best of the best” and publicly recognising those who demonstrate excellence in legal practice.
Tom, who opens our GEELONG office in June, fought off stiff competition including that of his colleagues, Cameron Cowan, who heads up our Ballarat team, and Fleur Jackson, who will soon open the doors to the Bendigo office of Fortitude Legal.
Tom has handled some of his region’s most significant cases. In doing so, he has highlighted the need for legislative change where he has seen inequity, deficiency or anomaly in the law. Tom’s article “Cyclist Beware” was published in the January/February edition of the Law Institute Journal. Tom sought to put a focus on a “glaring gap in compensation coverage for cyclists…which could be remedied by legislative change”.
In his acceptance speech Tom stated: “I see this Award as reflective of the fact that more broadly as a group there is excellent legal work happening in the regions. We have a lot of pride in being regional practitioners looking after people in our communities”.
We can’t wait to welcome Tom to our team next month!