SIMON LOFTUS

Bar Roll – 21st May, 2009  
Admitted – April, 1991

Phone – 9225 6942
Mobile – 0402 325 833
Email – loftus@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 7, Room 719, ODCW

SIMON LOFTUS

Bar Roll – 21st May, 2009  
Admitted – April, 1991

Phone – 9225 6942
Mobile – 0402 325 833
Email – loftus@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 7, Room 719, ODCW

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria
  • Federal Jurisdictions

Area of Law

  • Building and Construction Law (Incl Engineering)
  • Contract
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Health Act and Related Prosecutions
  • Insurance Law
  • Law Relating To The Elderly
  • Leases : Commercial and Retail Tenancies
  • Mediation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Liability
  • Tort
  • Workcover

About

Simon’s practice is principally in the areas of common law personal injuries, coronial inquests, insurance and commercial litigation.

Simon has a wide trial and advice practice across commercial and civil jurisdictions.

Simon currently specialises in:

  • Common law and statutory compensation matters involving the Accident Compensation Act 1985, Transport Accident Act 1986 and the Wrongs Act 1958;
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Insurance advice and litigation;
  • Professional Liability Claims especially medical negligence, and claims against architects,   engineers, surveyors and builders;
  • Contractual disputes including commercial tenancies and actions for possession and recovery of rent;
  • Partnership disputes;
  • Building and construction litigation.

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Simon appears in the Supreme Court (including the Commercial Court), County and Magistrate’s Courts, and VCAT (Legal Practice List.)

Prior to coming to the bar, Simon was a solicitor in private practice for 16 years practising in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance. He practised as a solicitor with Arnold Bloch Leibler, was a Senior Associate at Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper), and Special Counsel at Herbert Geer. He was a partner at Ligeti Partners.

Simon also spent three years as Senior Legal Counsel at a publicly listed, healthcare services company. Simon has a particular interest in health law matters.

Examples of cases in which Simon has appeared, alone or as junior counsel, are listed below:

  • Govic v Boral Australian Gypsum Ltd [2015] VSCA 130 (June 2015)
  • Hunt v TAC [2014] VCC 2025 (5 December 2014)
  • Kirk v Transport Accident Commission [2014] VCC 1818 (7 November 2014)
  • McLean v Gordon Technologies Pty Ltd [2011] VCC 1481 (28 September 2011)
  • Meadows v Lichmore Pty Ltd [2012] VCC 1290 (25 September 2012)
  • Caddell v Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd [2013] VCC 128 (1 March 2013)
  • Shakan v Snellco Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] VCC 324 (27 March 2013)
  • Zhou v Victorian Workcover Authority [2013] VCC 561
  • Heit v Water Rat Hotel Pty Ltd [2013] VCC 979 (12 August 2013)
  • Borg v Transport Accident Commission [2013] VCC 1096
  • Pistone v Care Park Pty Ltd [2013] VCC 1293 (11 October 2013)

 

From 16/07/2009: Professional Standards Act 2003 [Vic] “Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.”

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