Ian is a higly experienced and competent member of counsel specialising in personal injury matters, and in particular in relation to cases involving common law damages, statutory benefits and indemnity claims brought pursuant to s138 of the Accident Compensation Act. Ian is one of the few practitioners in Victoria who has a broad depth of knowledge concerning both the common law and statutory benefits regimes.
Ian has practised at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years on a contnuous basis and during that time he has appeared in hundreds of cases ranging from the Magistrates' Court to the Court of Appeal. Ian appears on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants.
In addition to the normal qualifying degrees Ian holds a Master of Laws in Workplace & Employment Law, which he obtained in 2008.
For the last 12 years Ian has been co-editor of the leading publication on personal injuries in Victoria, "Accident Compensation in Victoria" published by Lexis Nexus.
Ian also conducts an extensive paperwork practice in addition to his appearance work. In relation to paperwork Ian's philosophy is to complete the work as quickly as possible, consistent with acting in the client's best interests. Ian provides specialised advice to both plaintiff and defendants, particularly in relation to applications pursuant to s134AB of the ACA, and complex public liability and recovery actions.
in recent years Ian has been specialsing in complex trials, particularly those relating public liability issues and recovery actions. Ian is also retained by a large telecommunications company to act on its behalf in relation to its common law litigation, particularly in relation to property damage claims.
Ian has also recently been involved in complex medical and professional negligence litigation in the Supreme Court.
Ian is the President of the Compensation Law Bar Association and an active member of the Common Law Bar Association.
Ian is a qualified mediator with some 20 years experience.
Recent significant cases
VWA recovery actions under section 138
Recent Jury Trials
Recent Accident Compensation and WIRC Act decisions
Legal articles and papers
From 28 Aug 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.