Maurice Blackburn congratulates its new personal injury specialists

12 December 2013
Four Maurice Blackburn lawyers are among the state's newest personal injury specialists accredited through the Law Institute of Victoria.

Lachlan Fitch from Maurice Blackburn's Reservoir office is now one of only three accredited personal injury specialists in his local area.

Travis Fewster from Maurice Blackburn's Frankston office is one of four accredited personal injury specialists in the suburb - and is the first for Rosebud through his visiting office.

The other two new accredited personal injury specialists are Tom Ballantyne, senior associate in medical negligence, and Victoria Keays, an associate in the firm's asbestos litigation department based in Maurice Blackburn's Melbourne city office.

Maurice Blackburn's CEO Greg Tucker congratulated the four lawyers on their achievement, saying it was another boost to the law firm's personal injury expertise.

"These new accreditations further strengthen Maurice Blackburn's position as a leading Victorian firm in personal injury law," Mr Tucker said.

"Whether you are injured at work, on the roads or in the community, Maurice Blackburn has the expertise to help make sure you get fair treatment."

The Law Institute of Victoria has 107 accredited specialists in personal injury law, of which 24 are from Maurice Blackburn.

Accredited specialists must pass a comprehensive examination process and maintain a high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation.

They must also have a minimum of five years full time practice experience - with a minimum of three years in their area of specialisation - and apply for re-accreditation every three years.