Victorian Compensation Lawyers Gears For Expansion, Founder Sam Bektas Announces Opening Of New Office In Dandenong

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Leading young legal firm Victorian Compensation Lawyers makes a big move – literally, as they recently opened the doors of their second and new office in the major urban district of Dandenong. Principal Sam Bektas says they expect the new address will be a site of further growth and expansion for their organisation.

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We make it an everyday effort to improve our skills and knowledge in what we do best: protecting the rights and interests of everyday Victorians and their families affected by compensable injury.

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Victorian Compensation Lawyers recently announced the opening of their new office in the busy business centre of Dandenong, known as the secondary business hub in Melbourne. The new space reflects the specialised law firm’s organic growth and development. In addition to the current staff at the Melbourne CBD city office, they are gearing to add more practitioners and personnel to expand their team and continue to “protect the interests of injured people and their dependents in personal injury claims and civil claims litigation across all personal injury jurisdictions in Victoria.”

According to principal Sam Bektas, who founded the firm in May 2007, this development is a reflection of their goal of improving access to justice and accessibility for their clients. He commends his team who has continued to work hard all these years, in the midst of all manner of challenges, in order to grow and evolve the practice that they uphold.

Bektas said: “Victorian Compensation Lawyers (VCL) may not be the oldest, largest or most ‘connected’ firm in the state, and in many ways we are still the new kid on the block, but we may just be the most hardworking, evolving and compassionate, and we make it an everyday effort to improve our skills and knowledge in what we do best: protecting the rights and interests of everyday Victorians and their families affected by compensable injury.”

The firm holds a Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury Law from the Law Institute of Victoria. It is also well-placed to secure an International Standards Organisation LAW 9000 accreditation by the end of 2013.

This level of dedication from the team, Bektas believes, played a huge role in why their clients have benefitted from the positive outcomes of their personal injury jurisdictions. The VCL firm is known to take the challenge of handling – and eventually winning – the most difficult litigated claims, in particular those that were turned away by other firms. Bektas once said that this aptitude and determination has earned them “praise from opponents and… referrals of work from former clients and even from Court personnel.”

On a personal level, Bektas also considers the opening of their second office as a way of returning to his roots. He spent his formative years in the area: attended Dandenong High School, went to Monash University just up the Princes Highway at Clayton, and even stood for Dandenong Council back in 2000, missing office by a very slender margin after preferences.

“Did you know that it is thought that the name Dandenong can be rooted to an aboriginal word meaning ‘lofty mountains?’” he says. “Perhaps it’s a fitting symbolism for this new chapter. Fighting for your compensation rights can be a hostile and exhausting process for victims and their families. We hope to assure our clients that just like when you’re climbing a mountain, there will be obstacles and hardships, but there can also be triumphs and achievements, especially if you take the right path and you have someone who is there to support you.”

The second office is located at Level 1, No. 176 Lonsdale Street - Cnr. Stud Road, Dandenong, Melbourne, VIC.

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