Full Name: Ms Margarita Yerusalimsky
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0403 509 218
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0916A
Date of Admission: 15 Dec 2009
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016
Qualifications: LLB, BSc
Previous Occupation: Managing Associate


Margarita specialises in all personal injury claims including Worker's Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Product and Public Liability, Medical Negligence and Intentional Torts. 

Since coming to the bar Margarita has regularly appeared both led and unled in the Magistrates', County and Supreme Courts for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Margarita is briefed in the Magistrates' Court La Trobe Valley Circuit for the Plaintiff. 

Margarita prides herself in her ability to efficiently communicate with instructors and clients and ensures a timely turnaround of all her paperwork.

Margarita completed a Bachelor of Science and Laws at Monash University with a particular interest in medicine and the law.

Prior to coming to the bar, Margarita worked as a solicitor and as a managing associate for over eight years at Zaparas Lawyers.  As a solicitor and managing associate, Margarita ran hundreds of matters across various Victorian Judicial Courts including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates’ Court.

Margarita has been listed in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Insurance Junior Barrister 2018

Margarita's most recent cases include:

County Court

Toklu v VWA (led by James Mighell QC - settled)

Aycicek v Flowline Industries (led by John Richards QC - jury verdict)

Mayalagoo v Air Liquide Healthcare Pty Ltd (led by Daniel Crennan QC - judgement) 

Ramic v Origin Logistics Pty Ltd (led by Scott Smith - settled)  

Franjic v Woolworths Ltd (led by Michelle Britbart QC - settled)

Elmas v VWA (led by Matthew Walsh - judgement)

Magistrates' Court 

Kathy Sebalj v State of Victoria (unled - settled) 

Rola Diab v Dusk Australasia Pty Ltd (unled - settled) 

Hosny v Victoria Racing Club (unled - judgement) 

King v Chris Debono Pty Ltd (unled - settled) 

Other Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Commercial Law

  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law

Common Law

  • Class Actions
  • Dust Diseases
  • Insurance Law
  • Intentional Torts
  • Judicial Review
  • Motor Vehicles & Transport
  • Negligence
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Personal Injury
  • Work Injury Damages
  • Workers Compensation

Criminal Law

  • Health & Safety
  • Victims of Crime
  • Work

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

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