Oliver Lesage Barrister

Oliver Lesage



Owen Dixon Chambers West

Room 0708

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Oliver practises in personal injury, insurance, and occupational health and safety. He appears regularly in the Magistrates’, County, and Supreme Courts of Victoria.

Oliver's areas of expertise include: 

  • Public/product liability;
  • Industrial accident claims (incl. serious injury applications);
  • Medical negligence;
  • Intentional torts;
  • TAC;
  • VWA s138 / 369 statutory recoveries;
  • WorkCover / Statutory benefits;
  • Prosecutions / investigations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, and the Regulations thereunder.

Prior to joining the Bar, Oliver practised as a Solicitor in the General Insurance and Workplace teams at Moray & Agnew Lawyers. 

Oliver has a Master of Laws from Monash University. He read with Richard H Stanley and Peter Rozen SC. His senior mentor is James Gorton QC.

Oliver is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, and a member of the common law and compensation law associations.

Recent cases:

Victorian WorkCover Authority v Mondelez Australia Pty Limited & Anor [2020] VSC 13 October 2020

Victorian WorkCover Authority v Eclipse Couriers [2020] VCC 1 September 2020

Victorian WorkCover Authority v The Commonwealth [2020] VSC 2 June 2020

Siddel-Whipp v Transport Accident Commission [2020] VSCA 109 (8 May 2020)

Wigney v Superior Paving Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] VSC February 2020) (jury)

John Kirk v TAC [2019] VCC 1126 (jury)

Bruce Kelson v TAC [2018] VCC November 2018) (jury)

Susan Biasci v Peter McConachy VSC August 2018 (jury)

Kaine West v VWA [2019] VCC 703 

Starecki v TAC [2019] VCC 1024 

Threadwell v Victorian WorkCover Authority [2019] VCC (9 February 2019) 

Raczek v Innovative Retail Pty Ltd [2018] VCC 1875 

Kelb v Department of Human Services [2018] VCC 964 

Velkovski v Stables Services Pty Ltd [2018] VCC 217 

Slater (a pseudonym) v Unilodge Australia Pty Ltd (Ruling) [2018] VCC 2072 (intentional torts)

Little v Morello [2019] VCC 1424 (application under s85B of the Sentencing Act 1991)

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