Ray is an experienced legal practitioner, having practised as a lawyer for over a decade, including as a barrister for more than seven years. He has a broad and considerable practice, reflecting a desire to be a well-rounded advocate. He works primarily in personal injury law and also appears regularly in a variety of other matters, particularly administrative law and employment law matters.
Ray has particular experience in claims for psychiatric injury, and acts for clients in statutory entitlement schemes and the common law area including historical abuse matters. He has significant 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.
Ray has 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)
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
Davis and Australian Postal Corporation  AATA 30
Chung and Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department  AATA 4804
For a full list of decisions in cases where Ray appeared, please contact him directly.