My name is Dominic Cook.
I am a partner in the Recoveries section representing the TAC and Worksafe. I am proud to say that I have acted for the TAC since I was admitted, some 27 years ago. I would like to think I have influenced the way claims for statutory indemnity are pursued in Victoria. My work involves allocating financial responsibility for the actions of people which have produced life changing situations for claimants under each scheme.
Our recoveries team is really a friendly bunch of people who are genuinely committed to achieving positive results for our client, but who are also respectful to practitioners on the other side.
Over the years I have also developed a number of clients who work in the equine industry, from racing to polo and other competitive horse sports.
It is important to establish a general plan of attack early and move a file forward in that direction. I try to engage the other side in a courteous and professional way and am always aware of reputational issues that may arise and are important to my client. I find the best results can be achieved through hard work, determination and an in understanding of how things are done in the real world.
I certainly enjoy being able to understand and manage complex situations.