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Roger Hambly



+61 2 6210 4209

Roger Hambly is a leading specialist in ACT workers compensation. His reputation as a skilled and dedicated practitioner is fortified by his 30 years of exclusive industry experience.


Roger’s clients include most major Australian workers compensation insurers. His preeminent experience in defendant litigation is well regarded across the jurisdiction. Roger takes particular pride in establishing and maintaining close client relationships. His personable attitude and keen interest in governance has seen him assist in the drafting of legislative amendments to the ACT workers compensation scheme and the development of internal policy for various stakeholders and regulators.

Roger is renowned for his pragmatic management of sensitive matters and his ability to synthesize complex factual circumstances. He is a proponent for alternative dispute resolution, advocating for early resolution and shrewd commercial settlements which ensures that his clients receive the best results possible as quickly as possible.

He is a keen volunteer, having held various teaching posts throughout West Africa and acting as a tour leader throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia. Roger’s enthusiasm in combination with his vast industry experience is recognised and greatly appreciated by the emerging lawyers he mentors. His pursuit of excellence challenges his staff and colleagues to continue to develop in their personal and professional endeavours.


Roger acted for the successful insurer in the ACT Supreme Court decision of Avon Products Pty Ltd v Falls (2010) 5 ACTLR 34. It remains the leading authority regarding the necessity of identifying the ‘State or Territory of connection’ in relation to an employer’s principal place of business.


Awards and Accolades

Ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia list for

  • Insurance Law since 2020
  • Litigation since 2021
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 2025

Ranked as a Preeminent Lawyer – Workers Compensation (Defendant) in ACT by Doyle's Guide since 2020.

Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer – Compulsory Third Party (Defendant) in ACT by Doyle's Guide 2019.

Academic Appointments

Roger previously acted as a Tutor in Torts at the Australian National University.



  • The Australian National University, 1988, Bachelor of Economics
  • The Australian National University, 1990, Bachelor of Laws 


  • Elected Councillor for Law Society of the ACT – 2014
  • Sitting Member for AFL Canberra Disciplinary Tribunal – 2015 to present 
  • Judiciary Member for Basketball ACT Disciplinary Tribunal – 2018 to present