Robert McGirr

Co-Founder and Partner

Robert McGirr, an industry veteran, was admitted to practice in 1978 and became one of the Victoria’s first Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialists in 1993. 

Biography

Robert McGirr, an industry veteran, was admitted to practice in 1978 and became one of the Victoria’s first Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialists in 1993.

Rob has over 40 years’ experience in the legal industry as a Senior Partner responsible for commercial litigation and insurance legal teams. He has practiced throughout Australia and in New Zealand at both trial and appellate levels.

Rob practices substantially in commercial litigation, arbitration, equity, trade practices, contract disputes, corporate governance/directors duties/oppression actions, and has particular expertise in professional indemnity defence work.

A special interest in media and defamation matters led to his completion of a masters subject in the discipline, thereafter working in proceedings for high profile individuals as well as providing pre-publication advice for weekly Australian magazine “New Idea”.

For more than 30 years, Rob represented the sole insurer for solicitors in Victoria, the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee. This has involved acting on behalf of Victorian solicitors and the insurer in a variety of litigious matters in all jurisdictions.

Rob is highly regarded for his depth of expertise, integrity and tenacity, attributing much of his success to having a high attention to detail and thorough understanding of the facts and dynamics at play in a litigation matter.

After taking a sabbatical between late 2019 and early 2020, Rob partnered with former colleague Danielle Snell to create a new transformational way of providing legal services and to pursue his passion to help clients achieve commercial solutions. Rob splits his time between Melbourne and Noosa, and is a member of the Noosa Lifesaving Club.

Rob sits on the Law Institute of Victoria’s Commercial Litigation Advisory Committee, and was formerly a member of the Litigation Lawyers Executive Committee, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

Major Matters

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Robert McGirr

CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER

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"I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case. A special thanks to Aggie whom I'm glad I chose to support me."

Personal Injury

Shane

I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case.

A special thanks to Aggie whom I’m glad I chose to support me and give me the step by step instructions on how to go about proving my case for a result in my favour.

Thanks again for all your advice.

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"Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome."

Common Law Claim

Ian

Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Having seen a couple of large Law Firms l felt let down, being quickly shown the front door. Luckily for me a friend suggested seeing Aggie Vlahos (Partner).

Having engaged Aggie Vlahos gave me the confidence to continue with the injuries l knew were caused by heavy physical and repetitive work. I am also indebted to Brendan Johnson (Barrister) for his outstanding efforts!

She explained everything in a way I could easily understand and always got back to me quickly when I had questions even outside her working hours.

Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome. However, only charged fair fees.

If someone is seeking a legal help, I highly recommend Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers.

P.S. Thanks to you so much Aggie

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"I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result."

Estate Litigation

Jan

I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. She was always available to me, no matter how big or small my concern was. She was kind, patient, easy to talk to and very understanding regarding my troubles.

The case was resolved within only 5 months, which I was grateful for. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

 

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"If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers."

Family Law Matter

Michael

Thank you to Aggie Vlahos (Partner) and the staff at Elit Law, also James Eley (Barrister). You did a marvelous job in representing me in relation to my family matter and most importantly caring about me and providing a secure environment for me to navigate a very difficult situation.

The result you achieved was nothing short of amazing. The professionalism displayed on the day by Aggie and James blew me away. With their invaluable guidance and support we achieved a extremely favourable result.

If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Elit Lawyers.

Great people, Great Service, Great Company.

 

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"The best of the best plaintiff lawyers against insurance companies. We had a very tough and complex case and Danielle and her team settled with the insurance company for an optimal outcome."

Insurance Policy Holder

Home owner

The best of the best plaintiff lawyers team against insurance companies.

We had a very tough and complex case against insurance company that we lost our home and contents.  After disappointing and frustrating process from another law firm and firing them we found Danielle Snell and her team.

They are very dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate and possess great communication skills.  We couldn’t ask for more and settled with a optimal outcome.

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Financial Planner

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It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service.

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