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Lauren Burke Bar : 2019| Admitted : 2015

Lauren practises in personal injury including public liability, medical negligence, workers compensation, transport accidents, coronial inquests, and statutory recoveries.

Phone : +61 3 9225 7222

Mobile : 0412 565 149

Email : laurenburke@vicbar.com.au

Chambers : Owen Dixon Chambers East

Profile

Lauren practises in personal injury including workers compensation, transport accidents, public liability, medical negligence, coronial inquests, and statutory recoveries.

 

Lauren has a busy trial practice (both led and unled). She also regularly appears in contested applications.  

 

Lauren is a strong negotiator, and acts in mediations and settlement conferences.

 

Lauren acts for injured people and defendants. She is also on the preferred list of Counsel for the VWA and TAC.

 

Before the bar, Lauren managed a multi-million-dollar personal injury class action brought by nearly 100 plaintiffs in addition to a large portfolio of individual actions at Lander & Rogers. And prior to that, she managed and ran cases for the VWA at Thomson Geer.

 

Lauren read with Dugald McWilliams and her senior mentor was the Honourable Justice James Gorton.

Selected Cases

DAMAGES TRIALS:
Repici v Rentokil Initial Pty Ltd [2022] VCC 365

DAMAGES TRIALS:
Xu v Diver Foods Pty Ltd [2021] VCC 824 - WorkCover damages trial (both heads)

DAMAGES TRIALS:
Gambian v Spotless Services & Anor [2020] VCC 1407 - WorkCover damages trial (both heads) - appeared for the second defendant and case resolved against client during trial

DAMAGES TRIALS:
McLeod v Mainfreight Distribution Pty Ltd [2020] VCC 2012 - WorkCover damages trial (both heads)

APPELLATE WORK AND JUDICIAL REVIEW:
Museums Victoria v Susnjara [2021] VSCA 166 - construction of ss134AB(21)

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Hagose v TAC [2021] VCC - serious injury application

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Ghorbani v M & T Reeves Pty Ltd [2022] VCC 20 - successful subpoena objections (unled)

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Paiman v Victorian WorkCover Authority [2020] VCC - both heads serious injury application (unled)

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Payne v Australian Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd [2020] VCC 1485 - security for costs application in a personal injury case (unled)

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Raydan v VWA [2020] - serious injury application

COMPLEX STATUTORY BENEFITS TRIALS:
Attanayake v Simplot Australia Pty Ltd - sexual assault and harassment case (unled)

successful for the VWA against self-represented litigant; DAMAGES TRIALS:
Muller v Klosed Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] VSC 360 - multi-defendant WorkCover damages trial (both heads)

DAMAGES TRIALS:
Stevens v DP World [2021] VCC - WorkCover damages trial (both heads)

DAMAGES TRIALS:
Correa v He & Ors [2021] VCC 679 - public liability personal injury trial

DAMAGES TRIALS: Lloyd v Heathscope Limited [2020] VCC 2032 - WorkCover damages trial (both heads)

APPELLATE WORK AND JUDICIAL REVIEW:
Akbari v VWA & Ors [2021] VSC - judicial review of medical panel opinion in serious injury application

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Nunn v VWA [2021] VCC 803 - acted for the VWA and the serious injury application was dismissed

 ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Vujacic v City of Port Phillip [2021] VCC 1687 - discovery application (unled)

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Gange v The State of Queensland [2020] VSC 726 - application to transfer police tort matter (unled)

 ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Susnjara v Museums Victoria [2020] VCC 1128 - construction of ss134AB(21)

ORIGINATING MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
Aslan v TAC [2020] VCC 388 - serious injury application

COMPLEX STATUTORY BENEFITS TRIALS:
Porritt v Employment Innovations Pty Ltd & Anor (unreported - Magistrates’ Court of Victoria - Magistrate Wright on 12 March 2020) – multi-defendant case (unled)

 

Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Lauren Burke | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225 7222clerkb@greenslist.com.au

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.