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National firm expands into new practice area

National firm expands into new practice area


A national law firm has announced it has expanded its operations to cover an additional practice area, after seeing a large spike in client demand.

Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, Go To Court Lawyers revealed it has expanded its services to cover the personal injury practice area. 

According to Go To Court Lawyers partner Michelle Makela, the move comes after strong growth in 2016 and a desire to implement a successful service delivery model to all Australians who have suffered personal injury.

“It just made sense,” Ms Makela said on the strategy behind the move.

“There are Australians out there looking for a uniquely positioned service for their personal injury claim. That’s where Go To Court Lawyers can deliver.”

The firm’s newest practice area will be led by experienced personal injury lawyer Andrew Needham.

Mr Needham said the decision also comes in an attempt to meet the demands the firm was seeing from prospective clients.

"Our success and unprecedented growth as a firm is attributed to our Legal Hotline where clients can speak to a lawyer directly on any day of the week, even outside of business hours. This highly effective model saw many Australians calling, enquiring about their legal matters and then following through with personal injury enquiries," he explained.

"As we have a large resource of legal articles covering our other service lines on our website, we were also receiving feedback for more information on personal injury related topics to be available online. It got to the stage in November 2016 that the volume of queries was too much to ignore and we began investigating the suitability of personal injuries as part of our service offering."

Mr Needham said he envisions the new practice area to cover the main areas of personal injury, such as workers' compensation, motor vehicle accident, public liability and superannuation disability claims.

"There is obvious room for growth into more niche areas of personal injury such as asbestos claims and medical negligence claims and we are prepared to meet the demands of our clients if need be," he added.

Mr Needham noted that the new practice has already received widely positive feedback from clients.

“On enquiries alone the firm has assisted clients in commencing claims for compensation,” Mr Needham said.

“We anticipate a steady growth in this area of law as we make it known to our clients that this service is available.”

On top of rebranding its website to cover the new personal injury practice area, Go To Court Lawyers will also feature personal injury articles, covering extensive legal information on all matters within this space.

Go To Court Lawyers content editor Chantal McNaught said this new value-add will help position the firm as the go-to for all legal matters relating to personal injury.

“In line with our objective to build Australia’s best legal reference website, Go To Court Lawyers is increasing the breadth of content available for all Australians,” said Ms McNaught.

“There are thousands of Australians looking for legally correct information about all topics of law, including personal injuries.

“Our mission is to deliver that information in an easy to read format so that everyone understands their legal rights.”


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