Vasantha Stesin

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

State: Victoria

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).

Personal Comment

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.

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

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)