John Ringrose

Admission Year: 1970

Contact Details

Now at 153 Phillip Street
Tel: (+61 2) 9132 5700


Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Building and Construction
Medical Negligence
Motor Accidents
Professional Negligence

Clerk Details

Kristen Sproule

John Ringrose

Professional Career

John Ringrose came to the bar in 1970 after working with the Registrar General's Department as a legal officer (2 yrs) whilst completing his legal studies. Initial areas of practice included Criminal Law Bankruptcy, Workers Compensation and Equity, as well as Common Law. For several years John acted as counsel for the Coffs Harbour Shire Council and Bellingen Shire Council in planning and development disputes.

More recently his practice has been in the areas of personal injury including motor vehicle and workplace accidents, public liability and Proessinal Negligence claims as well as Propery Relationship claims. John has been accredited as a mediator since 2006 and has been accredited in accordance with the Uniform Australian Code with LEADR and NSW Bar Association since 2009. He is presently appointed to the Supreme Court and District Court mediation panels.

Appointed as a part time member of the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal since 2007 John has obtained extensive exerience in tenancy disputes, consumer claims, strata disputes, Credit Code disputes and matters involving residential villages and caravan parks. His appointment to the Tribunal precludes him from appearing or advising in matters which are before the Tribunal or likely to come before the Tribunal.

Examples of Recent Cases

John has published numerous written decisions in the Tribunal which have been adopted and referred to by other members of the Tibunal in subsequent cases. Some of his decisions have gone on appellate review and all matter reviewed have been upheld including a tenancy decision which was overturned by the District Court but upheld by the Court of Appeal.