Geoff Provis

Geoff
Provis

Principal

Geoff is the leader of Russell Kennedy’s Victorian WorkCover Authority team and the Client Relationship Principal for the Victorian WorkCover Authority. Geoff has worked in insurance and injury litigation acting for both plaintiffs and defendants for many years. Geoff’s extensive experience includes acting on behalf of the Victorian Workcover Authority in relation to public liability indemnity disputes and administrative law under the Accident Compensation Act. His involvement in this area has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between legislation, regulatory framework, the imperatives of government policy and accountability. In addition, Geoff is a trained mediator and has facilitated meetings between diverse groups of stakeholders on behalf of government.

Experience

  • Acting on behalf of the Victorian WorkCover Authority in relation to public liability indemnity disputes and administrative law under the Accident Compensation Act. Geoff has an full understanding of the interaction between legislation, regulatory framework and the imperatives of government policy and accountability
  • Acting for employers and WorkCover in hundreds of actions defending claims by workers seeking compensation and damages.  Geoff has also recovered very substantial amounts of compensation paid by WorkCover to injured workers from negligent third parties
  • Representing government departments and employees in a wide variety of disputes including public liability and occupational health and safety matters
  • Mediator and facilitator advising in meetings between diverse groups of stakeholders on behalf of government
  • Advising on insurance and injury litigation, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants
  • Acting on behalf of the Victorian WorkCover Authority in defence of common law and statutory benefits under the Accident Compensation Act 1985 in all Victorian jurisdictions

Leadership

  • Co-chair, Australian Medical Association, Law Institute of Victoria Vic Bar, Medico-Legal committee
  • Honorary Life member Law Institute of Victoria
  • Council of Law Reporting
  • Former Chair, Mt. Buller Resort Management Board (2010-2011)
  • Former Committee member, Alpine Resorts Coordinating (2001-2011)
  • Former Chair, Mt. Hotham Alpine Resort Membership Board (2001 - 2010)
  • Former President, Law Institute of Victoria (1996-97 & 2007)