Raph Ajzensztat

ADMITTED  2011    BAR  2013
CHAMBERS  Owen Dixon Chambers West 717

PHONE  9225 8524
MOBILE   0428 583 688

LOTE   German  

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Raph Ajzensztat, BA (Hons) LLB (Hons)


  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Constitutional
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Customs / Shipping / Maritime
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover

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Raph has a broad civil practice, at both trial and appellate level. He practises primarily in torts, judicial review, insurance and coronial matters. He has significant experience in a wide range of common law matters, as well as experience in dealing with issues of choice of law and maritime law. He has significant experience appearing in court both led and unled. He regularly appears in the Coroners Court of Victoria, and has experience appearing for interested parties, families and as counsel assisting. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Court of Appeal of New South Wales.

Recent matters in which he has been briefed include the following:

  • various appeals, including appeals under the Coroners Act 2008, appeals to the Court of Appeal and to the Court of Appeal of New South Wales;
  • various coronial inquests, including as counsel assisting;
  • judicial review of Medical Panel opinions;
  • various professional liability claims and medical negligence claims;
  • claims involving issues of admiralty/maritime law;
  • claims involving issues of choice of law;
  • claims involving disease and injury arising out of asbestos exposure;
  • various tort claims including false imprisonment, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and nuisance;
  • a claim in the parens patriae jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Raph is a committee member of the Common Law Bar Association and is a member of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

From 24 Oct 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.