Victoria Roy

Special Counsel
Stacks Goudkamp

Victoria Roy is a highly experienced travel and cruise lawyer who specialises in obtaining compensation for people who have been injured in accidents overseas. Victoria is also a skilled general personal injury lawyer with a particular interest in representing foreigners who have been injured in Australia.

Victoria is originally from the UK where she studied English and French Law at the University of Leicester, obtaining first class honours.  Dedicated to helping injured people at the outset, Victoria went on to obtain a Masters of Laws at King’s College London where she specialised in individuals’ rights.

Victoria has run files since 2006, going on to qualify as a solicitor in the UK in 2008 and Australia in 2013. At the start of her career Victoria worked in the personal injury department at award winning London law firm Osbornes Solicitors. Keen to specialise as a travel and cruise lawyer, in 2010 Victoria joined the International Travel Litigation Group of the critically acclaimed UK national firm Irwin Mitchell.  Whilst at Irwin Mitchell, Victoria worked closely with Head of Department Clive Garner where she represented people who had been injured overseas including accidents on cruise ships, aircraft accidents, car accidents abroad and trips and falls in hotels, resorts and public places overseas.

Victoria moved to Australia in 2012 and practised general compensation law at a national law firm before joining Stacks Goudkamp in 2015 to grow a travel law practice. The majority of Victoria’s clients have been injured during cruises – both onboard and on excursions – or during air travel. Victoria also acts for clients who have been injured in car and bus accidents and slips and falls overseas.

Additionally, Victoria represents Australians and foreign tourists and workers who have had accidents on our shores.  As well as representing injured people directly, Victoria acts as agent to overseas lawyers for claims with an Australian element and provides advice to foreign lawyers on Australia law.

As a keen traveller herself, Victoria finds it extremely rewarding to help people whose dream trip has gone wrong through the negligence of a third party.  As a skilled travel and cruise lawyer, Victoria is also an expert in explaining the complex legal principles involved in accidents abroad, like which country’s laws apply and where a person can bring a claim, in language which is easy for her clients to understand.

Victoria brings over a decade of experience in personal injury, travel and cruise law to her files as well as thorough preparation of cases which cumulates in excellent results for her clients. Her warm nature and empathy make her well liked by those she represents. Examples of recent client testimonials include praise for her ‘dedication, compassion, professionalism and knowledge,’ and ‘great people skills’ and being described as ‘10 out of 10 as a person and a lawyer’.

Victoria is also a well-respected speaker on travel and cruise law issues at legal conferences including: Australian Lawyers Alliance National Medical Law Conference (2015), Aeropodium Asia Pacific Aviation Liability Conference (2015), NSW Law Society Personal Injury Specialist Accreditation Conference (2016), Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers Annual Conference in Madrid (2016), and Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW State Conference (2020).

Victoria is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), the Law Society of NSW, and the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

Outside of work Victoria enjoys making the most of Sydney’s scenery and weather by going for harbour bushwalks with her young family.  She took up running after the birth of her son and has since competed in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival every year to raise money for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead who treated his severe hip dysplasia as a baby. Victoria also enjoys yoga, eating out, and of course playing tour guide to family and friends when they visit from Europe.

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Practice Areas

  • Travel Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Public Liability

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Masters of Law
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)