Jason commenced employment with Hall and Wilcox in January 2009 and was appointed as a Partner on 1 January 2016. Jason acts for WorkSafe Victoria and its agents and employers. He is the relationship partner and manages lawyers acting on behalf of the TAC at the firm.
Jason’s practice focuses on personal injury litigation management and administrative law. He predominantly manages Mildura and Bendigo common law and statutory benefits claims brought pursuant to the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic). Jason also has a well-developed and successful judicial review practice.
Jason’s contribution to the workers compensation scheme was recognised when he was the recipient of Worksafe’s inaugural ‘Award for Excellence in Personal Injury Management’ in 2010. Jason has also been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Personal Injury Litigation for 2020 and is a recommended Workers Compensation (Defendant) lawyer in Victoria in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.
Prior to joining Hall & Wilcox, Jason worked in a number of roles at the TAC and TAC Law from 1998 and later WorkSafe Victoria in 2004. Jason remained at WorkSafe Victoria for approximately four years with his final position being Principal Workers’ Consultant at WorkCover Assist – a division of WorkSafe Victoria which provides representation for workers before the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service.
Jason provides advice and services in relation to common law proceedings and statutory benefit issues including weekly compensation, return to work, impairment, medical expenses disputes.
Jason manages the Bendigo and Mildura common law and statutory benefits circuits.
Jason has expertise in Medical Panels, administrative law and appeals to the Court of Appeal.
Jason has extensive knowledge of, and conducts litigation in accordance with, the Victorian Model Litigant Guidelines.