PHOTO: Kay & Burton managing director Ross Savas.

Prominent real estate agent Ross Savas, who has brokered record deals for some of Melbourne’s most prestigious homes, has intervened to block the release of details about a civil case brought by a former female employee against his agency.

Mr Savas, the managing director of Kay & Burton, had intervened in a Magistrates Court proceeding to oppose an application by The Age to obtain a statement of claim filed by the plaintiff, who worked at the firm’s Brighton office until last year.

Kay & Burton settled the matter with the plaintiff just days before The Age’s lawyers made submissions to Magistrate Brian Wright for the documents on August 13.

Mr Savas assembled a formidable legal team to oppose the media application, which included barrister Sandip Mukerjea and two instructing solicitors from Holding Redlich, while also engaging prominent Sydney defamation lawyer Mark O’Brien on a separate issue.