About the firm

Claven Burdess Lawyers is a boutique law firm specialising in personal injury and employment law. As directors of the firm, Peter and Michael combine for over 28 years of legal expertise. After spending the majority of their careers at a large personal injury law firm, they founded Claven Burdess Lawyers in 2021.

Michael commenced legal practice in 2006 at a large personal injury law firm, Peter commencing with the same firm a year later. Both Peter and Michael worked extensively in the personal injuries area including WorkCover, TAC, public liability and product liability claims. They also worked in the employment law field, which was invaluable to their injuries practice and allowed them to provide a better service to the workers they represented.

We know our practice areas well, but we’re not just good lawyers. We understand that people can be worried about seeing a lawyer who’s got no personal touch or will talk in a legal language you can barely understand. We operate in the real world and understand that working successfully in the legal industry isn’t just about knowing the letter of the law.

Peter and Michael are based at our offices at 455 Raglan Parade Warrnambool. They also offer appointments in both Ararat and in Melbourne and regularly represent people from Ararat/Stawell and across Melbourne. Their LinkedIn profiles can be found here for Michael and here for Peter.




Amazing lawyers!!

If you need a law firm to go into bat for you, Claven Burdess lawyers are ones you need. I had a WorkCover matter that they resolved for me within a few months. I don’t think I could have got a better outcome than what they did for me. From the start they explained the legal process to me so I knew what was going on, and any questions along the way they answered for me. Highly recommended.

AP (client)

455 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, VIC 3280



(03) 5516 7973


[email protected]


455 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, VIC 3280

Office hours:

9am-5pm, Monday-Friday


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