Peter Burt is the senior partner at Burt & Davies. He is an expert in compensation law in Australia. Arguably, Victoria’s leading TAC claims lawyer, focusing on common law claims.
He has practised in Victorian transport accident law for around 40 years. Over that time, he has conducted numerous landmark compensation cases. He is a widely acknowledged expert on the intricacies of the Victorian Transport Accident scheme.
Peter is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. A past President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). The former Chairman of the Personal Injury Law Advisory Committee set up by the Specialisation Board of the Law Institute of Victoria.
His particular interest is in acting for clients with catastrophic injuries. Those with tetraplegia, quadriplegia, paraplegia and a range of other spinal and orthopaedic injuries, together with a keen interest in acquired brain injury. He specialises in TAC claims involving overseas visitors injured in Victorian transport accidents. He has acted for residents of the United States, Canada, Iraq, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and New Zealand.
In 1999 he gave expert evidence on the Victorian Transport Accident Scheme to the Satchwell Commission of Enquiry in Pretoria, South Africa. The author of many articles and presenter of papers at seminars and conferences organised by the Law Institute of Victoria, Leo Cussen Institute and Australian Lawyers Alliance. He is a former visiting law lecturer at the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital School of Nursing.
Peter co-authors Chapter 3.8, “Claims Under the Transport Accident Act”, of the Lawyers Practice Manual Victoria with Clara Davies.