Name: Vasantha Stesin
Qualifications: LLM (London), LLB (Hons)(Wales), FCIArb, FACICA, Grad Cert Mediation & Dispute Resolution (UQ), BSc (Pharmacy)
Title: Principal, Mediator and Arbitrator
Organisation: Stesin Legal
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination
I am a Victorian Solicitor and the Managing Partner of Stesin Legal. Although an experienced litigator, my goal is all about avoiding litigation. I don't just ‘settle’ disputes but focus on your ability to resolve and rise above those disputes. This then allows you to pursue your main objectives. I have a vast international, corporate and legal expertise that has been crafted into a bespoke form of dispute resolution.
My extensive 38 years of experience coupled with a highly tuned sense of people and human dynamics means that I help create lasting outcomes and empower clients to take back control and move forward.
I have been a long-standing member holding various committee positions with LEADR, then Resolution Institute. I am a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Panel Member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).
What I love most about my role is being able to assist with the process of empowering parties to take control under difficult circumstances and I joined the Immediation Panel as it provides yet another opportunity for such empowerment.
Common law and professional regulation (Medical negligence, Medical regulation, Negligence, Personal injury, Professional negligence, Torts)
Corporate and commercial (ACCC, Advertising, Agency, Automotive, Competition law, Consumer credit, Consumer protection, Contracts, Franchising, Health, Misleading advertising, Misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Product liability)
Government and administrative law (Civil liabilities)
Intellectual property, Information technology and media (Copyright, Information technology, Intellectual property, Media and entertainment, Moral rights, Patents, Plant breeders’ rights)
Property, construction, environment, oil, gas and mining (Building and construction, Commercial leasing, Franchising, Retail leasing)
Wills, estates and charities (Wills estates probate and administration)