Stewart Pinkstone


Barrister

Admitted:
15 Nov 2005
Bar:
7 May 2020
Location:
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Stewart practises primarily in civil litigation and has particular experience in personal injuries and insurance law.

He has extensive experience in personal injury litigation having conducted a large number of common law damages trials (including multi-defendant matters) and serious injury applications in the County Court and the Supreme Court, as well as a broad range of statutory benefit disputes in the VCAT and the Magistrates’ Court.

As a solicitor Stewart also gained experience in the appellate jurisdiction having acted for both applicants and respondents in a number of appeals.

Before coming to the Bar, Stewart was a Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy Lawyers where he acted for employers and the Victorian Workcover Authority (WorkSafe) in variety of workplace accident compensation disputes. Prior to that Stewart worked for eight years as a solicitor at the Transport Accident Commission where he litigated a large number of matters in the higher Courts as well as at the VCAT.

Stewart began his legal career in late 2005 working at regional firms in Horsham and later Geelong where he gained considerable experience as an appearing solicitor in criminal and quasi criminal matters in numerous regional Courts, and also acted for clients in general commercial litigation, domestic building and estates law matters.

Stewart holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science attained from Deakin University.

He is reading with Matt Walsh and his senior mentor is Paul Hayes QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Common Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

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Stewart practises primarily in civil litigation and has particular experience in personal injuries and insurance law.

He has extensive experience in personal injury litigation having conducted a large number of common law damages trials (including multi-defendant matters) and serious injury applications in the County Court and the Supreme Court, as well as a broad range of statutory benefit disputes in the VCAT and the Magistrates’ Court.

As a solicitor Stewart also gained experience in the appellate jurisdiction having acted for both applicants and respondents in a number of appeals.

Before coming to the Bar, Stewart was a Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy Lawyers where he acted for employers and the Victorian Workcover Authority (WorkSafe) in variety of workplace accident compensation disputes. Prior to that Stewart worked for eight years as a solicitor at the Transport Accident Commission where he litigated a large number of matters in the higher Courts as well as at the VCAT.

Stewart began his legal career in late 2005 working at regional firms in Horsham and later Geelong where he gained considerable experience as an appearing solicitor in criminal and quasi criminal matters in numerous regional Courts, and also acted for clients in general commercial litigation, domestic building and estates law matters.

Stewart holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science attained from Deakin University.

He is reading with Matt Walsh and his senior mentor is Paul Hayes QC.