Full Name: Mr Romesh Kumar
Phone: +61 3 9988 2024
Phone: +61 3 9225 8853
Mobile: 0405 618 713
Chambers: St James Chambers
Room: 12
Date of Admission: 17 Apr 2007
Called to the Bar: 19 May 2011
Qualifications: LLB, BEng, LLM
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Romesh Kumar comes to the Bar with a strong background in personal injuries and civil litigation.

After completing articles of clerkship with Nowicki Carbone Lawyers, he moved to London and worked on a number of projects with DLA Piper’s regulatory and litigation team. He was subsequently employed in the complaints and litigation department of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Romesh returned to Melbourne in 2009. He joined Hall & Wilcox Lawyers in its Accident Compensation Litigation department, undertaking a variety of WorkCover litigation.

As a young barrister, Romesh has continued to expand his personal injuries expertise, and has been involved in appellate matters and judicial review applications, as well as statutory benefits disputes, serious injury applications, and damages claims (both causes and juries). Additionally, he has been briefed in general commercial disputes and employment law matters, including applications for unfair dismissal.

In 2014, Romesh completed a Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne, in which he focused on legal issues of particular interest, including in the areas of international criminal justice, administrative law, and internet law.

Areas of Practice

Common Law

  • Motor Vehicles & Transport
  • Negligence
  • Workers Compensation

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Industrial Disputes

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
From 20 May 2011, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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