Ruby is a member of the Shine Lawyers Dandenong branch, working in personal injury law including WorkCover, TAC and Public Liability claims. Ruby joined Shine Lawyers in a Paralegal role, working while she studied law at Deakin University. Once she completed her studies, she was promoted from Graduate Law Clerk and began practising as a Solicitor.
“To me, my clients are not just ‘clients’ but real people with real struggles. I know firsthand the emotional and financial impact an accident at work can have on the whole family.”
Ruby was drawn to personal injury law after witnessing the hardships her brother experienced after he suffered a serious workplace injury. While her brother recovered from the surgeries, the accident was avoidable and some of the impacts will be life-long.
“What I realised is how lucky my brother was to be able to get back to work without restriction — unfortunately, not all of my clients are in the same position.”
As a lawyer, Ruby recognises how complex legal compensation schemes can be to ordinary people, especially while they’re trying to recover from an injury. She sees each of her clients and an opportunity to right wrong, standing up for them and securing them justice.
From her time at Deakin, Ruby graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Criminology (Distinction). She went on to complete her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law, along with a Certificate of Legal Business Skills. While studying, Ruby was involved in community legal work at the Springvale Monash Legal Service and Victoria Legal Aid.
To learn more about how Ruby and Shine Lawyers can help you, contact us.