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Partners & Senior Legal Executives

Managing Partner

Ron Pearce Ron Pearce
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, WorkCover
Offices: Dandenong, Pakenham
Ron Pearce, as Group Managing Partner for Ryan Carlisle Thomas and its regional partner firm, Stringer Clark, is responsible for 22 offices and 150 staff across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Partners & Senior Legal Executives

Elizabeth Becker Elizabeth Becker
Practice Areas: Family Law
Offices: Dandenong, Melbourne Lt. Lonsdale St, Werribee
Elizabeth Becker has an intense interest in social justice. She has previously worked in one of Australia’s largest law firms and as the in-house legal principal with the Multicultural Women’s Family Violence Centre community, inTouch.
Michael Burdess Michael Burdess
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Injury in Public, Transport Accidents, WorkCover, Crimes Compensation, Superannuation
Offices: Ararat, Warrnambool
Warrnambool local Michael is a Partner of the firm, based at our Warrnambool and Ararat offices and has been working for Stringer Clark in the south west for over a decade.
Amanda Burns Amanda Burns
Practice Areas: Wills and Probate
Offices: Dandenong, Melbourne
Amanda completed Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degrees at Monash University in 2002 and her Articles of Clerkship with the firm in 2004.
John Cramp John Cramp
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Injury in Public, Transport Accidents, WorkCover
Offices: Horsham, Portland
John is a Partner in the firm and based in our Portland office. He also travels regularly to Horsham. John practices in the areas of WorkCover, TAC and all other personal injury areas.
Richard Derks Richard Derks
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Transport Accidents, WorkCover
Offices: Dandenong, Frankston, Wonthaggi, Cranbourne
Richard is a Partner of the firm, practising in the areas of WorkCover and transport accidents in our Dandenong, Wonthaggi and Frankston offices.
Jodie Harris Jodie Harris
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Injury in Public, Transport Accidents, WorkCover, Superannuation
Offices: Geelong, Werribee, Colac, Melton
Jodie is a respected and experienced lawyer, and a Partner of the firm. She has a wealth of experience in personal injuries with the last 13 years spent practising in Geelong and more recently also in Werribee and Colac.
Tanya Neilson Tanya Neilson
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Injury in Public, Transport Accidents, WorkCover, Crimes Compensation, Medical Negligence, Superannuation
Offices: Dandenong, Bayswater
Tanya joined Ryan Carlisle Thomas in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and practises in the areas of WorkCover, TAC and other personal injuries cases.
Penny Savidis Penny Savidis
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Employment Law, Industrial Law, Sexual and Institutional Abuse, Superannuation
Offices: Melbourne
Penny is a Partner of the firm who has been practising law for more than 10 years. She works in the areas of employment law, superannuation and personal injury, which includes institutional and sexual abuse.