TAC’s Latest Performance Statistics for Victorian Law Firms Burt & Davies Results

The TAC collects data on the performance of law firms.  From time to time, the TAC provides the statistics to firms.  This allows us to benchmark our performance against all legal firms handling TAC common law claims.  In particular, the 5 largest law firms doing this work.*

Burt & Davies is a boutique, specialist law firm.  We conduct only TAC common law claims for injured accident victims. Peter Burt and Clara Davies are the owners and operators of Burt & Davies.  They personally handle all claims.

The Actual Statistics

The statistics from TAC show that:

  • Approximately 96% of our clients achieve “serious injury” status.  The grant rate for all other law firms is 86%.  A “serious injury” is required to commence a common law claim.
  • Our average time to resolve a common law claim is 33.6 months from the date of the accident.  By comparison, the average finalisation time for clients of the 5 biggest law firms is a staggering 50.8 months.
  • The average damages (compensation) recovered by our clients in 2017 was approximately $460,000.00. The average damages recovered by clients of all other law firms was $290,000.00.  This is an average differential of $170,000.00 per claim.
What do they mean?

These statistics show that:

  • Burt & Davies’ clients achieve “serious injury” status more often.  Therefore, they are able to pursue a common law claim;
  • Our client’s claims are finalised about 18 months faster than those represented by the 5 largest law firms; and
  • Peter and Clara’s clients receive considerably more common law damages/compensation on average.

Statistics are obviously capable of interpretation.  However, the above statistics clearly highlight that our clients are more successful.  Our clients get better financial outcomes in shorter time frames.

The reasons for the results

There is a very simple explanation for this.  Peter and Clara provide focused, personalised service.   We do not have law clerks, paralegals and junior lawyers run the claim.  We do not process claims according to “a formula”.  This is the commercial template of the larger law firms.  A one-size fits all formula is applied by the larger law firms.  They do this to train their juniors.  Instead, Peter and Clara take responsibility.  We consider every case individually.  And develop a tailored approach to the most efficient and effective handling of the claim.  We know what we are doing and adopt an individual strategy for each client.  There is no one size fits all formula.

Excellent judgement calls are key.  This is important when advising clients at first instance.  We make a determination about whether you are likely to have a claim.  Also, whether your claim is likely to be successful.

TAC statistics also reveal that Burt & Davies transaction costs are less than the 5 largest law firms. This means that the results that Peter and Clara achieve for their clients come at less cost to the client. A direct result of a tailored, efficient approach.

These statistics clearly demonstrate that we are the best.  If you are seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault, you need to talk to us.  It is in your interests to talk to us.  Speak to us before you make a decision about which law firm should represent you.