Jayr Teng Bar : 2020| Admitted : 2010
Jayr practices in all aspects of health and medical law including, public and administrative law, medical negligence, disciplinary proceedings, coronial inquests, criminal and quasi-criminal matters.
Jayr practices in all aspects of health and medical law including, public and administrative law, medical negligence, disciplinary proceedings, coronial inquests, criminal and quasi-criminal matters. His practice also includes commercial law and taxation law, he is a fellow of the tax institute.
Since coming to the Bar, Jayr has appeared in various Courts and Tribunals, including in the Supreme Court and County Court. He has been briefed by Government, regulators and private clients in a broad range of complex and sensitive litigated matters. He has specific expertise in health law, and, in mental health law. Jayr is a legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal and teaches health law at Monash University.
Before coming to the Bar, Jayr had 10 years of broad legal and commercial experience having worked as a Principal Solicitor at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as Legal Counsel at Western Health and as a lawyer at Meridian Lawyers and Ashurst Australia.
Whilst a Principal Solicitor at DHHS he was the lead in-house solicitor responsible for the Victorian State response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Persons with a Disability. He also appeared regularly as a solicitor advocate on behalf of the Secretary to the DHHS and in that role had conduct of litigated matters in the Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates Court, Coroners Court and VCAT.
Jayr holds a Master of Laws (specialising in taxation) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. He was awarded an academic prize for the law subject Legal Issues in Medicine and is published in a number of legal, academic and health industry journals.
Jayr read with Morgan McLay. His senior mentor is Claire Harris QC.
Royal Commission into Violence/ Abuse/ Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – acting for the Victorian Public Sector Commission and the Department of Families/Fairness and Housing - led by Chris Young QC
Victorian Ombudsman - Investigation into the detention and treatment of public housing residents arising from a COVID-19 'hard lockdown' in July 2020 – advised the Department of Health and Human Services - led by Peter Hanks QC and with Sarala Fitzgerald
Department of Health – advised on human rights issues - including in relation to mandatory vaccinations - arising from the full suite of the Chief Health Officer Directions and current Pandemic Orders made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
Director of Housing v William Currie - acting for the Director of Housing - jurisdiction of VCAT and Burns v Corbett (unled)
Reviews under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 in the Supreme Court and County Court
Geoffrey Lane v Health Complaints Commissioner - VCAT Z179/2021 - for Health Complaints Commissioner (unled)
Wheeler v Royal Women’s Hospital - VCAT R20219377/00 - acting for Royal Women’s Hospital (unled)
Air Yachts Booking Pty Ltd v XYZ Canterbury Pty Ltd - VCAT BP1090/2020 - acting for XYZ Canterbury - in relation to a commercial lease dispute (unled)
Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System - acting for the State of Victoria - led by Claire Harris QC and with Morgan McLay
Department of Families/ Fairness and Housing – advised on human rights and on other legal issues arising from the Children/ Youth and Families Amendment (Child Protection) Bill 2021
WorkSafe Victoria - advised on legal issues arising from the Proposed OHS Amendment (Psychological Health) Regulations
Medical Board of Australia v Datta - VCAT Z831/2018 - acting for Dr Datta (unled)
The Skin Boutique Australia (SX) Pty Ltd v Health Complaints Commissioner - VCAT Z80/202 - acting for the Health Complaints Commissioner (unled)
Elite Cosmetic Laser & Skin Clinic Pty Ltd v Health Complaints Commissioner - VCAT Z288/021 - for Health Complaints Commissioner - (unled)
Commsearch Pty Ltd v Binary Networks Pty Ltd - CI-L10698736 - acting for Commsearch Pty Ltd in relation to a dispute relating to alleged breach of contract (unled)