Ray’s been a lawyer for over a decade, and a barrister for more than five years. He has a broad practice, reflecting a desire to be a well-rounded advocate. He works primarily in personal injury law, but also appears regularly in administrative law, employment law and commercial law matters. He appears in Victoria and interstate.
Ray has an interest in claims for psychiatric injury, and acts for clients in statutory entitlement schemes and the common law area. He has particular expertise in handling all types of claims under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation system (‘Comcare’ work).
Ray was awarded the Public Interest / Justice Innovation Pro Bono Award in 2016, as part of team of three barristers, for work on the Hazelwood Mine Fire Board of Inquiry (report dated 2/12/15).
He’s been the Treasurer of the Compensation Law Bar Association since 2015.
Ray completed degrees in Arts and Law (with Honours) at Monash University and then undertook articles at Sparke Helmore Lawyers. He practised at that firm for a number of years until he took up a position at one of Australia’s best-known companies, where he worked for several years before coming to the Bar.
Ray is pleased to accept e-briefs or conventional hard-copy briefs.
Some notable and recent cases in which Ray appeared include:
- Goulburn Valley Suns FC, 2015 FFV Tribunal (TA15022)
- Tye and Tase 0508 P/L  FWCFB 8733
- Arumugam and TNT Australia P/L  AATA 2660
- Halliday v Pomare & Pazzan  MCV (21/6/17, a bailment case)
- Hill and Comcare  AATA 670
- Gates v Robinson  VCAT 40
- KR v BR & Anor  VSCA 159 (led by I Fehring)
- Gropel v Comcare  FCA 1146 (led by N Horner)
- Li v West Sands P/L & Gao  MCV (20/11/18, a civil penalties case under the Fair Work Act 2009)
- Courtney v Ray & State of Victoria  VSC 175
- Barnes and Victorian Building Authority  AATA 4796
For a full list of decisions in cases where Ray appeared, please contact him directly.
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