Meeting Erin Brokovich

On 20 August 2009 Peter Burt and Clara Davies had the great privilege of meeting Erin Brockovich in Melbourne.  And it wasn’t Julia Roberts who they met – it was the “real” Erin Brockovich. Most people have probably seen the Hollywood blockbuster movie of 2000, “Erin Brockovich”, which starred Julia Roberts and which was nominated for 5 Academy Awards.  Julia Roberts won … Read More

Clara’s National Presidency of ALA

On 1 July 2008 Clara Davies commenced her term as National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). She was the first female President of ALA and the youngest President in its then 14 year history. See the Media Release and article. ALA is a not-for-profit association of lawyers and other professionals dedicated to the protection and promotion of justice, freedom and the … Read More

The Case of Jay Cracknell

On 31 August 2007 the decision in the case of Cracknell v TAC (General) [2007] VCAT 1615 was handed down by Judge Bowman of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“VCAT”).

Other Significant Cases

He acted for Wendy Fleming in the case of Fleming -v- Hutchinson [1992] 2 VR129, one of five cases heard by the Appeals Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1991 which defined the meaning of the expression “serious injury” within the Transport Accident Act 1986.