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Adelaide lawyers appointed to SA Employment Tribunal


A former president of the SA Law Society and an experienced Adelaide personal injury lawyer will join the bench as deputy presidents of the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

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Tony Rossi of Rossi Legal has been appointed a Judge of the District Court, while Stuart Cole of Wright Chambers has been made a Magistrate – and both have been made deputy presidents of the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).

Rossi is a recent past president of the SA Law Society and a long-time employment and industrial lawyer, with specialist practice in workers compensation, workplace relations and common law damages for personal injury.

He will replace retiring SAET deputy president Judge Peter Hannon, starting 13 May this year.

Cole has more than 30 years experience in personal injury law – including workers compensation and medical negligence cases, criminal injury compensation and motor vehicle injury – as well as administrative law and appellate work.

He was a researcher and lecturer at the South Australian Institute of Technology (now the University of South Australia) before he joined the Bar in 1986.

Cole will replace retiring SAET deputy president Michael Ardlie.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said Rossi and Cole are highly regarded for their expertise in workplace relations law and workers compensation.

“We are very fortunate to have access to two highly regarded experts in this field,” she said.

“They bring with them decades of practical experience, which will be of enormous benefit to the Tribunal.”

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