Clara Davies is the Managing Partner at Burt & Davies. She has more than 20 years experience acting on behalf of injured transport accident victims. Her particular focus is on those with TAC common law claims.
An expert in the operation of the Victorian Transport Accident Scheme and a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. Clara conducts litigation in the Victorian County and Supreme Courts and has also undertaken Appellate work in the Court of Appeal and VCAT.
Clara served as the National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) in 2008 and 2009. She was a Committee member of the Victorian Branch of ALA for 6 years and served on the National Board. Clara also serves on the Transport Accident Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria. She previously served on the County Court Litigation Committee.
Clara has expertise in dealing with TAC claimants who have suffered catastrophic injuries including spinal injuries, acquired brain injury and a range of orthopaedic injuries. She has been frequently engaged by State Trustees Victoria to act on behalf of represented persons. Many of those clients suffered from severe cognitive and psychiatric conditions.
Clara is recognised by Doyles Guide as a “leading Plaintiff-focused Australian Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer“. Doyle’s Guide lists the best firms, lawyers and barristers, compiled on the back of online peer-review based surveys and extensive telephone and face to face interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies. Feedback on Plaintiff lawyers is also obtained from defendant insurance solicitors. Individuals and firms are ranked according to the volume and quality of positive feedback – https://doylesguide.com/leading-motor-vehicle-accident-compensation-lawyers-plaintiff-australia-2019/
Clara has conducted some landmark compensation cases. She has particular interest and expertise in the conduct of TAC serious injury applications. With a depth of experience in all facets of transport accident law, she brings empathy and commonsense to the handling of difficult litigation.
Clara co-authors Chapter 3.8, “Claims Under the Transport Accident Act”, of the Lawyers Practice Manual Victoria with Peter Burt.