Full Name: Ragunath Appudurai
Mobile: 0421 584 552
Date of Admission: 29 Oct 1990
Called to the Bar: 28 May 1992
Accredited as Mediator: 7 Apr 1997

Other Languages Spoken

  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Tamil


Ragu re-signed the Bar Roll in 2015, after more than 8 years as a Special Counsel in the employ of Russell Kennedy.

Prior to that, Ragu practised as a barrister between 1992 and 2006.

Ragu has practised in a variety of areas of the law, including in criminal matters, commercial disputes and in a wide range of matters involving administrative law (merits/judicial review). He has appeared in all Victorian and federal courts (except the High Court) and in the AAT and the VCAT.

Since the late 1990s, he has practised predominantly in matters involving administrative law (merits/judicial review) and, in particular, in relation to:

  • town planning;
  • local government;
  • water law;
  • gaming; and
  • compulsory acquisitions.

Ragu has also advised, and appeared, in matters involving the prosecution of statutory offences, including with respect to planning, building, food, health, environmental and water regulation.

He also has experience in the conduct of migration appeals, sports disciplinary proceedings and coronial inquests.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation


  • Civil Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Contractual Disputes

Common Law

  • Judicial Review

Criminal Law

  • Environmental
  • Health & Safety
  • Property

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Civil Enforcement
  • Merit Appeals
  • Planning Offences


  • Local Government

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Supreme Court - The Victorian Compensation and Planning Users' Group

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