Qualification(s): LLB and BA
Alice Lau is a Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Victorian road accident injuries compensation practice, working in the Dandenong office. She is a Law Institute of Victoria personal injury accredited specialist.
Alice has a thorough understanding of the TAC compensation system, with more than nine years’ experience as a solicitor. She has many notable achievements, and has successfully resolved the vast majority of her clients’ claims without needing to go to court. When a case does need to go to court, Alice also has extensive experience litigating in the County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
“I was attracted to Maurice Blackburn’s values and the desire to practice law for the benefit of those who need legal redress,” says Alice.
“My clients are people who have suffered road trauma and are trying to deal with a system which can be complicated and unfair. I became a lawyer because I am stubborn, love to win a good debate and am passionate about using the law to help people. I often think about the support and legal expertise I would expect if my parents or loved ones were in that situation, and that’s how I aim to look after my clients.”
Alice graduated from Melbourne University with Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Law. She is a tenacious and empathetic legal practitioner who is inspired by her clients and is determined to help them overcome obstacles when dealing with bureaucratic systems and insurance companies. Alice finds great reward in the successful resolution of a claim, and in knowing that although compensation can never change what has happened to her clients, it will make a positive difference to their lives now and in the future.
“It is extremely frustrating that a scheme like the TAC, which is funded by the Victorian public and which is supposed to support those injured on the road, can be so difficult for those same people when obtaining compensation and support. And that’s what really makes me stand up and fight even harder.”
Accreditations and memberships
- Law Institute of Victoria member
- Law Institute of Victoria personal injury accredited specialist
- Australian Lawyers Alliance member
- Maurice Blackburn Cultural Diversity Committee member
- Victorian Women Lawyers member