Yas Tiry

Senior Associate  |  Commonwealth Compensation


(03) 9613 0900

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Yas is passionate about his profession and is known as a personable and sensible lawyer by his clients and colleagues.

Yas is a Senior Associate specialising in government law, administrative law, personal injury litigation, and commonwealth compensation. He has worked in the private and government sectors as an Australian Public Service employee and has been seconded to a Commonwealth Government Agency.

Yas has experience in defending both Victorian and Commonwealth workers' compensation claims and personal injury litigation across both statutory and common law claims for self-insurers (Vic), Commonwealth Government Agencies, and national licensees (Cth).

His experience in administrative and government law and personal injury includes having assisted in establishing a large national Commonwealth insurance scheme and working in-house at a national Commonwealth regulator and compensation scheme.

In his spare time, Yas is a casual academic with Deakin University for Torts Law (Juris doctorate and undergraduate) and Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes. Yas is also a committee member of the Law Institute of Victoria Government Lawyers Section and the the South Yarra Cricket Club.


CAREER Information


  • Bachelor Of Commerce, University of Ballarat
  • Bachelor Of Laws (Honours), Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma In Education (Applied Learning), Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma In Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Centre For Law

community involvement

  • Committee Member, South Yarra Cricket Club
  • Committee Member, Victorian Government Lawyers Section
  • Member, Law Institute Of Victoria


Client Solutions

Commonwealth compensation
Client problem

The NDIA required assistance in its establishment of key functions and operation.

outcome achieved

Yas assisted in establishing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by providing complex and strategic advice to the Compensation Recoveries Branch and other internal stakeholders. He also developed and delivered its training, manuals, standard operating procedures, policies and advised key stakeholders on the operation of the NDIS Act and complex legal issues.

Commonwealth Government Agency
administrative law and governance
Client problem

Yas' client required assistance on the interpretation of its governing Act and Regulations.

outcome achieved

Yas provided logical and straightforward statutory interpretation and administrative law advice on the operation of the governing Act and how it interacted with the Agency's functions and operations. As a result of the advice and following meetings with key stakeholders, he assisted in redrafting significant operational and policy materials for the Agency. Yas assisted the Agency throughout the whole lifecycle of the project through its legal implications, operational impacts, and through to practical implementation.

commonwealth workers' compensation
Client problem

Yas' client was involved in multiple claims for separate injuries to the worker's spine; both knees and both shoulders. The claim was very complex, as there were overlapping injuries, but the cause of those injuries were entirely separate.

outcome achieved

Yas led an extensive investigation into the matter, considered the self-insurer's liability and provided a solid defence. The matter proceeded through the pre-hearing stages and, through considerable negotiations, led to a favourable settlement of all claims.



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