Diana Costaras

Admitted:
16 Dec 2009
Bar:
30 Apr 2015
Location:
Room Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
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PROFILE

Diana maintains a broad practise in common law, employment law, insurance law and commercial law. Diana appears regularly, both led and unled, in proceedings in the Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates’ Court.

Diana has a long history of involvement in personal injury law, and has also worked on a range of employment claims, including claims involving underpayments, discrimination, redundancy and general protections. Diana is interested in the intersection between personal injury law and employment law, and is able to advise and appear for clients in both areas.

Diana practised in insurance litigation at Lander & Rogers for four years where she was involved in professional indemnity litigation, medical defence work, inquests into deaths in hospitals and disciplinary proceedings. Diana also worked on property and industrial special risks claims and recovery actions on behalf of the Victorian WorkCover Authority. She had a broad range of clients, from insurers and engineers to nurses, surgeons and psychologists.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Diana was senior associate to the Honourable Justice Dixon in the Supreme Court of Victoria, where she assisted in the Black Saturday bushfire proceedings, civil appeals and common law and major torts claims. She also worked with the Honourable Justices Osborn and J Forrest.

Diana was named Most Outstanding Advocate in the final of the LIV & Hanover Welfare Services Mooting Competition by the Honourable Justices Weinberg, Neave and Redlich. She graduated with Honours in Law and Honours in Arts, in which she majored in German. Diana has a high level of proficiency in German.

Diana read with Daniel Aghion and her senior mentor was the Honourable Justice Forbes.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Appellate
Commercial Law
Common Law
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
International Law
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Diana maintains a broad practise in common law, employment law, insurance law and commercial law. Diana appears regularly, both led and unled, in proceedings in the Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates’ Court.

Diana has a long history of involvement in personal injury law, and has also worked on a range of employment claims, including claims involving underpayments, discrimination, redundancy and general protections. Diana is interested in the intersection between personal injury law and employment law, and is able to advise and appear for clients in both areas.

Diana practised in insurance litigation at Lander & Rogers for four years where she was involved in professional indemnity litigation, medical defence work, inquests into deaths in hospitals and disciplinary proceedings. Diana also worked on property and industrial special risks claims and recovery actions on behalf of the Victorian WorkCover Authority. She had a broad range of clients, from insurers and engineers to nurses, surgeons and psychologists.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Diana was senior associate to the Honourable Justice Dixon in the Supreme Court of Victoria, where she assisted in the Black Saturday bushfire proceedings, civil appeals and common law and major torts claims. She also worked with the Honourable Justices Osborn and J Forrest.

Diana was named Most Outstanding Advocate in the final of the LIV & Hanover Welfare Services Mooting Competition by the Honourable Justices Weinberg, Neave and Redlich. She graduated with Honours in Law and Honours in Arts, in which she majored in German. Diana has a high level of proficiency in German.

Diana read with Daniel Aghion and her senior mentor was the Honourable Justice Forbes.

Other Languages Spoken

  • German