Stephanie Rocca

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BMediaSt

Fluent in: Italian - Conversational

Industries

Practices

Stephanie advises WorkSafe Victoria and its registered agents about strategies to defend and resolve workers’ claims for compensation.

Her practice includes acting on common law files, judicial review files, statutory benefits files andappeal matters. Stephanie also undertakes work on behalf of public sector clients involving sentitive litigation pursuant to the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic).

Stephanie is very passionate about supporting the community and has been a regular  volunteer solicitor at Refugee Legal, assisting clients to prepare visa applications, draft statements to support visa applications, prepare clients for interviews with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and prepare statements responding to refusal of visa decisions and draft legal submissions to the Immigration Assessment Authority.

Experience

  • Obtained a no negligence verdict from a jury.
  • Obtained a serious injury withdrawal after making strong submissions about credit, range and causation.
  • Successfully defended an appeal Successful conduct of originating motions in the County Court.

Recognition

WorkSafe Victoria
Recipient of WorkSafe Victoria Scholarship Award 2019

Latest thinking

Thinking | 21 Mar 2016

Employers: your return to work obligations don’t end after 52 weeks

Butterworth v Independence Australia Services (Human Rights) [2015] VCAT 2056 (22 December 2015).