Ray 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. His practice includes a small criminal law component. He appears in Victoria and interstate.
Ray has a particular interest in claims for psychiatric / psychological injury, and has acted for clients in statutory entitlement schemes and the common law arena, as well as before the Mental Health Tribunal. He has particular expertise in handling all types of claims under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation system (known as ‘Comcare’).
Ray was awarded the Public Interest / Justice Innovation Pro Bono Award in 2016, as part of team of three barristers, for their work on the Hazelwood Mine Fire Board of Inquiry (report dated 2/12/15).
Ray has been the Treasurer of the Compensation Law Bar Association since 2015.
Ray completed degrees in Arts and Law 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 leadership position in the workers’ compensation team at one of Australia’s largest companies, where he worked for several years before coming to the Bar.
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
- Arumugan and TNT Australia P/L  AATA 2260
- Halliday v Pomare & Pazzan  MCV (21/6/17, a bailment case)
- Kruljac and Australian Postal Corporation  AATA 171
- Hill and Comcare  AATA 670
- Gates v Robinson [2018 ] VCAT 40
- Kelly and Comcare  AATA 761
- KR v BR & Anor  VSCA 159 (led by I Fehring)
- Gropel v Comcare  FCA 1146 (led by N Horner)
For a full list of published decisions in which Ray appeared, please contact him directly.
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