Current practice

Ilya practices in litigation and dispute resolution and includes police tort claims, personal injury claims and applications for judicial review.  He has also been involved in quasi-criminal matters, including applications and reviews under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.  Ilya's clients include Victoria Police, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and Community Services and the Department of Education and Training.


Ilya joined the VGSO as a law graduate in 2019.  During his graduate year, he gained experience in a range of public and private law matters across multiple branches.  He worked on various Royal Commissions as well as litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. 

Prior to joining the VGSO, Ilya worked as a law clerk in the in-house legal team of the Victorian Department of Education and Training.  He also worked as a subject tutor at the University of Melbourne and volunteered at a community legal service.

Ilya has a Juris Doctor (Law) from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Indigenous Studies) from the University of Melbourne.

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria