Peter has extensive experience managing both common law and statutory benefits personal injury claims, including Workers’ Compensation, Transport Accident, Public Liability and appellate cases.
Peter has practised in the Supreme Court (including Court of Appeal), County Court, Magistrates’ Court and VCAT.
Before coming to the Bar, Peter worked as a plaintiff personal injury solicitor for more than 8 years. Most recently, Peter worked at Shine Lawyers in the Melbourne CBD, where he was employed as an Associate and as the Acting Branch Manager during the first half of 2018.
As a solicitor, Peter gained significant experience:
- Representing hundreds of plaintiff clients;
- Setting case strategy and advising plaintiffs in relation to prospects of success;
- Drawing Serious Injury paperwork;
- Drawing documents for the commencement Court proceedings and interlocutory applications (relating to subpoenas, discovery, interrogatories, etc.);
- Complying with the Civil Procedure Act 2010, the Evidence Act 2008 and Court Rules;
- Appearing at directions hearings, mentions and interlocutory application hearings;
- Conducting negotiations of settlement;
- Preparing for and instructing at court hearings, trials and appeals; and
- Drawing documents and submissions for Medical Panel referrals.
Peter also notably:
- Instructed for the plaintiff in the Court of Appeal case of Jarvis v The Salvation Army Southern Territory  VSCA 175, which clarified the scope of the WorkCover Authority’s discretion to terminate weekly payments under s 114(2A) of the Accident Compensation Act 1985; and
- Appeared for the Plaintiff and obtained a favourable Supreme Court ruling in the matter of Allon v RMIT University  VSC 167 – a subpoena objection hearing relating to a file of the Victorian Ombudsman in claim for reprisal pursuant to the Whistleblower Protections Act 2001.
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