Fiona Ryan

  • Barrister - victorian bar
  • Castan Chambers, Room 1803, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • BAR ROLL: 2005 | ADMITTED: 2003
  • +61 3 9225 7566 | 0423 156 080
  • fionaryan@vicbar.com.au
Fiona Ryan Barrister

Fiona practises in common law and administrative law in the Federal and State Courts. She appears in a wide range of personal injury matters including: 

  • serious injury applications (WorkCover and TAC);
  • common law trials;
  • occupiers’ liability trials;
  • entitlements to benefits under statutory insurance schemes (WorkCover and TAC);
  • veterans’ entitlements claims;
  • inquests.  

Fiona also appears at the AAT, Federal Court and Full Federal Court in administrative law matters and has particular experience in Veterans’ Entitlement matters.

Some of Fiona’s recent cases include:

  • Smith v Repatriation Commission [2014] FCAFC 53: appeared on behalf of the appellant in an appeal relating to provisions of the Veterans Entitlements’ Act 1986 (Cth) (with Peter R D Gray QC);
  • McKenzie v Repatriation Commission [2014] FCA 777: appeared on behalf of the applicant in an appeal relating to provisions of the Veterans Entitlements’ Act 1986 (Cth);
  • Forrester v Repatriation Commission [2013] FCA 898: appeared on behalf of the applicant in an appeal relating to provisions of the Veterans Entitlements’ Act 1986 (Cth);
  • Jew v Holloway [2013] VSCA 260: appeared on behalf of the appellant in an appeal relating to whether defendants in a civil sexual assault claim had transferred property with the intent to defraud creditors pursuant to section 172(1) of the Property Law Act 1958 (with Philip Jewell QC);
  • Simos v Repatriation Commission [2013] FCA 607: appeared on behalf of the applicant in an appeal relating to provisions of the Veterans Entitlements’ Act 1986 (Cth);
  • Repatriation Commission v Bawden [2012] FCAFC 176: appeared on behalf of the respondent in an appeal relating to provisions of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (Cth) (with Richard Niall QC);
  • Bawden v Repatriation Commission [2012] FCA 345: appeared on behalf of the applicant in an appeal relating to provisions of the Veterans Entitlements’ Act 1986 (Cth);
  • Rawlings Builders and Contractors v Rawlings [2010] VSCA 306: appeared on behalf of the respondent in an appeal relating to the interpretation of section 135AC of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (with Andrew Ingram);
  • Howe & Ors v Harvey; DPP v Tinkler & Ors [2008] VSCA 181: briefed by the OPP in an appeal relating to publication of a report in breach of section 26(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1989 (with Jim Kennan SC).

Fiona read with Richard Niall QC, Solicitor-General for Victoria.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Fiona worked at Holding Redlich after undertaking articles in 2002. She worked in the personal injury and commercial litigation departments.

To get in touch with Fiona Ryan | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

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