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Our team has significant experience in acting on behalf of medical practitioners, allied health practitioners, diagnostic service providers, public and private hospitals and clinics, as well as their insurers:

  • Common law negligence claims;
  • Disciplinary complaints and investigations; and
  • Coronial investigations and Inquests.

Our lawyers have defended a wide range of claims, including brain damage claims. Our approach is consultative and aims to identify the key issues at an early stage, with a view to working towards the best possible outcome, including, in appropriate cases, by encouraging the claimant to discontinue or through negotiated settlement.  Where a case proceeds to hearing, we do everything in our power to ensure a successful outcome. 

We have extensively acted for practitioners in disciplinary complaints and investigations, including investigations conducted by AHPRA under the National Law, and hearings before various Panels and Tribunals.  In many instances, we have been successful in persuading AHPRA and the relevant Board that the complaint made is without merit and does not warrant further investigation.  In other instances, we have, through proactive intervention, assisted the practitioner avoid a formal hearing, thereby minimising stress and reputation damage for the practitioner, as well as costs for underwriters. 

Our lawyers have acted in many Coronial inquiry and Inquests.  We are able to assist by engaging appropriate experts, assembling the appropriate evidence and appearing at the inquiry or inquest.  We are focused on ensuring that the risk of reputational damage, as well as any ensuing civil claim, is minimised.