Jayr Teng Barrister

Jayr Teng


Owen Dixon Chambers

Room 310

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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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 unled 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, having recently advised Government on various aspects of COVID-19, acted on behalf of the State of Victoria in the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, and, having been appointed as a legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal.  

Before coming to the Bar, Jayr had 10 years of broad legal and commercial experience. He is an experienced litigator 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 also has broad commercial experience having been a Senior Analyst at Deloitte. In that role he advised large corporations, high net worth individuals and financial institutions on the GST and stamp duty implications of significant national and international corporate re-organisations and asset transactions (acquisitions and disposals). He has experience in negotiating with State and Commonwealth revenue authorities having previously sought and obtained private rulings and negotiated outcomes arising out of voluntary disclosures. He is particularly interested in taxation and structuring matters relating to the health sector.

Jayr adopts a strategic and pragmatic approach to matters and given his broad experience can provide clients with deep insight into risk at all levels and at various stages of a proceeding.

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, is published in a number of legal, academic and health industry journals and is appointed to teach health law to medical students at Monash University.

He also holds degrees in nursing and applied science (health promotion). Jayr’s clinical experience and related qualifications enables him to bring a genuine understanding of the practical issues of health and medical law into his practice and ensures that he has a thorough understanding of anatomical and pharmacological issues that arise in cases. 

Jayr read with Morgan McLay. His senior mentor is Claire Harris QC.  

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