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Tessa has a broad practice in commercial and public law, including in constitutional and judicial review matters.
Before coming to the Bar, Tessa practised as a solicitor in both commercial litigation and public law. Most recently, she was a Principal Solicitor in the Constitutional and Advice team (formerly the Public Law team) at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where she advised on all aspects of administrative decision-making, constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Prior to that, Tessa was a Senior Associate in the commercial litigation group at Allens, focusing on regulatory matters. She has also practised as a solicitor with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Tokyo.
Ben practises primarily in employment and industrial relations law and public law.
Ben is a former Associate to the Hon Justice Richards of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Before coming to the Bar, Ben worked for 5 years as a solicitor, starting his career at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in their employment and industrial team.
As a solicitor, Ben built up a broad practice in general civil litigation, employment and industrial relations law and public law (in particular, discrimination, human rights, merits and judicial review).
Alexander Di Stefano
Alexander practises in commercial law, with an emphasis on corporations and insolvency, class actions and consumer protection.
He is a Research Fellow (Hon) and Sessional Lecturer at Melbourne Law School. He has taught in the Juris Doctor programme in the Obligations, Contracts and Property courses.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Alexander was Associate to the Hon Justice Anastassiou QC in the Federal Court of Australia and a lawyer in the disputes team at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
Alexander’s experience encompasses class actions, Royal Commissions, contracts and shareholder disputes, injunctions, and regulatory litigation. He also has experience in public law, in particular in judicial review applications and appeals.