Clara Davies is the Managing Partner at Burt & Davies. She has 25 years experience acting on behalf of injured transport accident victims. Her particular focus is on those with TAC common law claims.
She is an expert in the operation of the Victorian Transport Accident Scheme. She is also 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 her clients have suffered from severe cognitive and psychiatric conditions.
Clara is recognised by Doyles Guide as a “preeminent Plaintiff-focused Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer“. Doyle’s Guide lists the best firms, lawyers and barristers. The rankings are compiled on the back of peer-review surveys and extensive interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies. Feedback on Plaintiff lawyers is 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-2023/
Clara 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 Davies co-authors Chapter 3.8, “Claims Under the Transport Accident Act”, of the Lawyers Practice Manual Victoria with Peter Burt.