Phil has been a solicitor at Blumers since 2008 when he took the jump from government law to personal injuries. He was appointed a director of the firm in 2016. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Political Science) and a bachelor of Laws from the University of New Engand in Armidale NSW. Since moving to Canberra he has completed a Master of Laws at the Australian National University. Phil has significant experience in all types of injury claims and has successfully run cases up to the Court of Appeal. He enjoys teaching young lawyers the skills of practice and supervising their work, developing legal strategies for matters as well as working on his own cases. He enjoys Scuba diving and spending time with his two daughters.
Alex joined the firm in 2019, he holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. He has significant experience working in the law and is particularly interested in medical negligence and emerging technologies. Alex likes cars, boats and trying to weave John Clarke quotes into everyday conversation.
Adrienne joined the firm in 2017 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of International Relations and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Bond University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Adrienne is a member of the ACT Young Lawyers committee, the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the ACT Law Society. Adrienne enjoys Harry Potter, her solicitor’s ID card and Bollywood dancing.
David holds bachelor degrees in law and international relations from Bond University. Since his admission to the profession in 2011, David has practised exclusively in compensation law and developed extensive knowledge. David is also trained in trauma-informed practice. He accesses justice for his clients in a manner that recognises their complex trauma. Among his practice areas, he has successfully acted for victims of institutional abuse, which he has done since Royal Commission recommendations were handed down in 2016.
Ben joined the firm in 2008 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Canberra and a Master of Laws from the Australian National University. Ben is a particularly gifted medical negligence litigator and has successfully run very difficult matters to the court of appeal. Ben is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the ACT Law Society. Ben enjoys cars, sports and complex litigation.
Chris joined the firm and was admitted as a solicitor in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Chris is a talented litigator with a practical approach to work and life. Chris was Vice Chair and Committee Member of the ACT Law Society Young Lawyers Committee from August 2010 – January 2013. He is also a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the ACT Law Society. Chris is interested in sports, advanced beard care and dog bite claims.
Annie has been a part of Blumers for four years, working on the administration team and as a paralegal before becoming a solicitor. Annie enjoys all areas of personal injury law but has particular interest in worker’s compensation and medical negligence matters and total and permanent disablement claims. Annie is on the ACT Women Lawyer’s communications subcommittee and enjoys a well-formatted set of particulars or pleadings and going to court for directions hearings. In her spare time, she likes powerlifting, dogs, pottering in the garden, riding bicycles and being outside.
Amy has degrees in Law and Arts from the Australian National University and has practiced as a personal injury lawyer since 2001 when she joined Blumers, becoming a director in 2016. Amy has successfully acted for hundreds of plaintiffs, is a fierce litigator and is highly regarded in the legal community. Amy has previously worked in commercial, conveyancing, wills and estates. She worked briefly with the Practice Management Committee of the Law Society and also held several executive roles in ACT Women Lawyers Association, which included serving as an observer at Law Society Council meetings. She has served on the Professional Conduct Committee since 2013 and more recently the CTP Working Group. She has also acted as a mentor to a number of young lawyers and law students.