Susan Gayner

LLB, BA (Hons), GDLP
Area of law:
Civil litigation and dispute resolution (including personal injury)

Susie is one of a team of lawyers who assist government clients with the resolution of negligence and personal injury claims involving minors. The team was formed following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and specialises in guiding clients to sensitively and effectively manage claims regarding those affected by institutional sexual and other abuse, using established protocols with plaintiff law firms, the Model Litigant Guidelines and Common Guiding Principles. Susie advises and represents a range of government clients including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and Community Services and the Department of Education and Training. Susie's practice includes personal injury claims made by former wards of the State.

Prior to joining the VGSO, Susie worked as a Legal Assistant at the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service (now Djirra) where she assisted lawyers with Family Law and VOCAT matters.


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