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Rachel Matson

QUALIFICATIONS  
ADMITTED  2013    BAR  2017
CHAMBERS  HWC 2708

PHONE  9225 6274
EMAIL  rmatson@vicbar.com.au

Rachel Matson,

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Contract
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover

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Experience

Rachel practices in common law, family law and general commercial law.

Rachel has experience acting in a broad range of common law matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has a particular interest in personal injury and professional negligence claims.

She appears in the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts of Victoria in damages trials, statutory recovery proceedings, serious injury applications, interlocutory applications and WorkCover/statutory benefits applications.

Rachel is also briefed to prepare advices, serious injury applications, Medical Panel referrals and interrogatories/answers to interrogatories.

Rachel has a general commercial practice, including contract claims and property disputes.

Rachel is also experienced in representing clients in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in all aspects of family law litigation. She is regularly briefed to advise and appear (led and unled) in complex property and parenting matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Rachel was the senior associate to the Honourable Justice Incerti at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Prior to working as an associate, Rachel worked as a solicitor in the family law and commercial litigation and insolvency teams at a national firm.

Rachel read with Dugald McWilliams and her senior mentor is Ross Gillies QC.

From 27 October 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation