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Ben House

QUALIFICATIONS  
ADMITTED  2011    BAR  2019
CHAMBERS  Owen Dixon Chambers West 807

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE   0408 266 458
EMAIL  house@vicbar.com.au

Ben House,

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover

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Experience

Ben was admitted to practice in 2011 and called to the Bar in 2019. Prior to being called to the Bar, he practised as a solicitor in the Insurance and Corporate Risk Group at MinterEllison.

Ben has extensive experience in common law, administrative law, inquests, disciplinary and professional negligence proceedings. He has acted for state government entities, private companies, hospitals, doctors, manufacturers, as well as individuals.

Ben read with Robert Harper. His senior mentor was Jack Rush QC.

Matters in which Ben has been briefed include (non-exhaustively):

  • The COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry (led by C Harris QC & Ors on behalf of the State of Victoria).
  • The St Basil’s Inquest (led by M Hartley QC & Ors on behalf of the State of Victoria).
  • Inquest into the death of Maria James (led by C Winneke QC & Ors on behalf of the family).
  • Perez v Reynolds & Anor [2020] VSC 537 (led by M Britbart QC on behalf of the State of Victoria).
  • Villan v the State of Victoria [2021] VSC 354 (led by M Britbart QC on behalf of the State of Victoria).
  • Goh v Medical Board of Australia (Review and Regulation) [2021] VCAT 1536 (21 December 2021) (led by J Ruskin QC on behalf of the applicant).
  • Sami v Medical Board of Australia (Review and Regulation) [2021] VCAT 447 (led by J Ruskin QC on behalf of the applicant).
  • Medical Board of Australia v Sami [2022] VSC 90 (led by J Ruskin QC on behalf of the respondent).
  • Kaplan & Ors v State of Victoria [2022] FCA 728 (led by C Young QC with T Jeffrie on behalf of the respondent) (ongoing).
  • Fowkes v Boston Scientific (FCA): Pelvic Mesh Class Action (led by R Craig QC with J Findlay on behalf of the respondents).

Ben is a member of the Common Law Bar Association.

From 25 October 2019, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.