Tom Burgoyne, Director and Principal Lawyer at our Geelong office has again been recognised for his outstanding service to the legal community, being named as Finalist in the Law Institute of Victoria 15th Annual Law Awards.
The Victorian Legal Awards are the most prestigious legal awards program in the State celebrating the “best of the best” and publicly recognising those who demonstrate excellence in legal practice.
Tom has been shortlisted for his feature article ‘Cyclist Beware’ published in the Law Institute Journal. His article journaled the legal fight of Drysdale man, Rory Wilson, to highlight an anomaly in the law and seek justice following a devastating cycling accident in 2014. Rory’s courage and Tom’s unwavering commitment were instrumental in having the law changed to benefit all cyclists injured in these circumstances.
This shortlisting has rounded off an exceptional 12 months for Tom, being named Winner in the category ‘Regional Lawyer of the Year’ in the 2018 Awards.
Our firm, Fortitude Legal, has also been named as a finalist in the category of Boutique Law Firm of the Year. With a focus on regional Victoria we have adopted innovative initiatives to overcome the geographical challenges thrown up by regional practice, not limited to distance and isolation.
“Bringing to life our vision to provide exceptional legal services to Regional Victoria, I am both humbled and thrilled to have both myself and our entire team recognised in this way” said Mr Burgoyne.
Winners of the Awards will be announced at a gala dinner on 17 May 2019.