Release date: 29 August 2022

Travis Schultz & Partners (TSP) persists on its mission to harness the next generation of industry-leading compensation lawyers, with the recent appointment of lawyer, Emmi Airaksinen, originally from Finland.

Ms Airaksinen brings to the team seven years of legal experience, having graduated and worked as an employment and contract lawyer in her home country, before making the move to Australia in 2018 to complete her Australian Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

“I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives, and working in the legal industry allows me to do that,” Ms Airaksinen said.

“In Finland, I was managing legal disputes in the workplace, but now I look forward to helping people who have been injured through no fault of their own and ensuring they get the compensation they deserve.”

With a passion for helping people and an unwavering dedication to match, it was clear to TSP Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Phelps, that Ms Airaksinen would be a perfect fit for the award-winning firm.

“TSP is proud to offer Ms Airaksinen her first official position as a lawyer in Australia,” Ms Phelps said.

“Having attained a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws in Finland and a Bachelor of Laws in Australia, TSP is confident Ms Airaksinen is not afraid of a challenge and will do what it takes to achieve the best outcome for her clients.”

In addition to her compassion, Ms Airaksinen said it was the firm’s values which drew her in — in particular offering cutting-edge expertise, without the price tag.

“When a person is injured, they are at their most vulnerable and I believe everyone deserves a lawyer who can provide an excellent service and expertise at a fair cost,” Ms Airaksinen said.

“I love that the TSP culture and success hinges on putting people before profits, making sure claimants feel not only respected and listened to, but also go home with the lion’s share of their settlement.”

Ms Airaksinen said she feels fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best minds in the business, with TSP having a large stable of six Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law, making it one of the most accredited teams in the state.

“Compensation law is very complex and time and time again the TSP team achieve incredible outcomes for their clients, I look forward to doing the same as I help people get through quite possibly the most difficult experience of their life,” Ms Airaksinen.

“I also look forward to giving back to our local community, by volunteering at the Suncoast Community Legal Service in the near future.”

With a strong focus on people, Ms Phelps said TSP handpicks team members with both experience and big hearts.

“Culture is so important to us at TSP — while finding smart people is important, it is vital that our team fosters the same values and is driven towards our common mission of compensation with compassion,” Ms Phelps said.

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