Fiona Stanton

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0439 692 629

Year of election to the Bar:

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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration

Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Landlord and tenant
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Real property
Restraint of trade
Transport law – admiralty/aviation/maritime

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights  
Workplace health and safety

Personal injuries
Appellate Dust diseases
Insurance – disability claims
Judicial review – motor accidents
Judicial review – workers compensation  
Motor vehicles
Work injury damages
Workers compensation

Intentional torts
Professional negligence


State offences
Sexual assault
White collar and corporate crime

Commissions and other inquiries  
Crime and corruption commission

Commonwealth offences
White collar and corporate crime

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety


Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administrative law
Merits review
Privacy/freedom of information



Fiona Stanton has over 25 years of broad litigation experience and has extensive experience as counsel in State and Federal Courts, Commissions and Tribunals.

Fiona was formerly a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron, and later a partner of McCallum Donavan Sweeney and a director of MDS Legal. She has managed a substantial personal injury practice and developed particular expertise in medical negligence and medical disciplinary matters.

She has also managed a substantial practice in employment law, acting for employers in a wide range of disputes concerning employees and contractors. She advises employers in relation to workforce re-structuring and redundancy, and has expertise in workplace health and safety from investigation to prosecution.

Fiona has acted in contractual and property disputes for clients from a wide range of industries including real estate, professional services, labour assistance, medical, rehabilitation, aviation, manufacturing, communications and construction.

From 2005, Fiona acted for the Medical Board of Western Australia in disciplinary proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal; since 2010, she has regularly acted in disciplinary proceedings for the Medical Board of Australia and other health boards established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2010 and has acquired expertise in related coronial proceedings.

Fiona is interested in all aspects of medical law and medical administration. She is a member of the Board of the South Metropolitan Health Service and a former member of the Governing Council of the North Metropolitan Health Service.



Date of admission: 1991

Qualifications: BJuris, LLB


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