SPITALERI, Carmelina

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SPITALERI, Carmelina

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law (Merits & Judicial Review)
  • Common Law
  • Insurance
  • Inquests
  • Medical Negligence
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Professional Negligence
  • TAC
  • Workcover

Since coming to the Bar Carmelina has predominantly appeared in personal injury related matters. She regularly appears in damages trials, serious injury applications, review hearings and appeals. Carmelina prepares advice and paperwork in relation to transport accidents, workplace injuries, medical negligence and public liability matters

Some recent matters and appearances include:

  • Appellate work including appearing as junior counsel in Abbas v Transport Accident Commission [2015] VSCA 217, Philippiadis v Transport Accident Commission [2016] VSCA 1 and FFF v BBB [2017] VSCA 156.
  • Trial work including appearing as junior counsel in Dertien v Coles (jury, public liability proceeding, 2016), Victorian Workcover Authority v Monash University [2016] VSC 178 (recovery proceeding), Noble v Fraraccio (jury, transport accident proceeding, 2016), Zheng v Aitken (jury, transport accident proceeding, 2016), East v AMWA Pty Ltd & Ors (Supreme Court multi party proceeding, 2016) and Collins v Staminirovitch (jury, transport accident proceeding, 2017).
  • Appearances alone in serious injury applications, eg Felli v Transport Accident Commission [2016] VCC 1913, Djemil v M & A Polimeni Pty Ltd [2017] VCC 70 and De Macedo v Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd [2017] VCC 585.
  • Appearances in Magistrate Court proceedings, eg Milunovic v Logical Industrial [2017] VMC 8.
  • Appearances in VCAT proceedings including Bonnett v Transport Accident Commission [2014] VCAT 1536, Russi v Transport Accident Commission [2015] VCAT 933, Nicastro v Transport Accident Commission [2015] VCAT 2046, Tomar v Transport Accident Commission [2016] VCAT 1598 and Nunn v Transport Accident Commission [2016] VCAT 2025.

Prior to coming to the Bar Carmelina was a Senior Solicitor at the Transport Accident Commission.

From 23 Oct 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


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