Proctor : November 2018
7 PROCTOR | November 2018 News Personal Injury Medical Negligence Motor Vehicle Accidents WorkCover Claims CONTACT Wanting to focus on your area of law? Shine Lawyers are now purchasing personal injury files. Shine has a team of dedicated personal injury experts in Queensland who can get these cases moving, allowing your firm to concentrate on your core areas of law. We are prepared to purchase your files in the areas of: Simon Morrison Managing Director E firstname.lastname@example.org T 1800 842 046 Groom & Lavers celebrates 125 years One of the Darling Downs’ oldest legal firms, Groom & Lavers, has celebrated 125 years of service to the Downs and Toowoomba communities. The firm started in 1893 when Charles Eden commenced practice in the Club Hotel chambers in Margaret Street, Toowoomba. Partners came and went, but in the early 1900s Leslie Walter Groom joined with Charles Eden to create the firm which traded as Eden and Groom. In 1909 Arnold Lavers became a partner and Charles Eden left to pursue his career in Brisbane, at which point the firm’s name changed to Groom & Lavers. One of the early partners was Sir Littleton Groom, the local federal MP and a Speaker of Parliament. The electorate of Groom was named after him. Arnold Lavers was one of the longest-serving partners, practising to the age of 92. Today the firm is led by Andrew Taylor and Amanda Boyce, supported by a staff of 10, with primary practice areas that include real estate and business transactions, leasing, wills and estates, and family settlements. The firm celebrated its anniversary with a function at Gabbinbar Homestead, Toowoomba, in September. Groom & Lavers staff members Alyssa Stevens, Courtney-Jane Klease, Krystle Lindsay, Shelby Battaglene, Amanda Boyce, Andrew Taylor, Nicola Geary, Kelly Hayes and Kristin Stower. Lexon announces new cyberfraud initiatives Lexon has announced a significant new cyberfraud initiative with the appointment of a leading cybersecurity expert to provide on-the-ground assistance to insured practices. Cyber risk consultant Cameron McCollum, a former Australian Army Intelligence Officer, joined Lexon on 2 October and brings extensive experience in threat evaluation and assessment. In an expansion of the existing program, Cameron will undertake ‘cyber risk visits’ to individual practices without charge, as well as providing helpful insights on a broader level. Lexon Chairman Glenn Ferguson AM and CEO Michael Young are also pleased to announce the development of a bespoke cyber education program as a part of the insurance company’s ongoing commitment to helping practices limit their exposure to cyber risks. The cyber education initiative, which will soon be available to all insured practices without charge, is an interactive program which addresses in a practical way the risks that practitioners face and provides workable solutions to minimise exposure. More details on the two new initiatives will be available soon.