Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers In Australia
- Paul Baker
- Nevena Brown
- Daniel Davison
- Kellie Dell’Ora
- Kate Henderson
Paul is the founder and managing principal of Meridian Lawyers, and through his involvement in several high-profile cases, including the generic substitution litigation in the early 1990s, the 1995 Fairfax litigation, and several high-profile sports litigation matters, he has established a reputation as a top insurance and health lawyer. Since the 1980s, he has served as Guild Insurance Limited’s primary legal counsel, handling matters relating to general liability policies, directors and officers, defamation, professional indemnity claims, and defamation, as well as developing policy language and policy interpretation.
Paul has extensive insurance expertise from acting for a variety of clients, including domestic and international insurers and underwriters. His significant history in private and internal insurance offers him the advantage when giving customers savvy legal counsel. He is affable, a competent speaker, and a great negotiator.
Paul received recognition for his knowledge of insurance law in the Best Lawyers editions of 2017 and 2018 and was named as a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Managing Partner of the Year.
Nevena brings a common sense assurance to her work as an insurance and health lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. She has more expertise with liability claims because she spent five years as a senior solicitor at NZI/CGU Insurance Ltd. Nevena has provided advice to several significant insurers throughout the course of her career, including Mercantile Mutual Insurance (Australia) Ltd., GIO General Ltd., Vero Insurance, NZI/CGU Insurance Ltd., and QBE Europe (now QBE Insurance Group Ltd). In 2000, when she was advising Avant (then United Medical Protection) in relation to civil lawsuits brought against its members, she first gained expertise with medical and allied health professional negligence claims.
Regarding civil claims, disciplinary actions, Medicare and commercial health insurer investigations, and colonials, Nevena represents a variety of healthcare professionals and facilities. She encourages loyalty with her frank and well-reasoned advice. She performs a strategic role in providing national and state peak allied health organizations with advice on issues including the National Health Law, privacy, and dealing with the media.
Nevena’s proficiency in Insurance Law and Health and Aged Care was acknowledged in the 2017 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers.
Daniel is well known for his competence in insurance litigation, particularly in cases involving medical malpractice, health legislation, public responsibility, and professional indemnity.
One of the most specialized health teams in Queensland, Daniel, and his team often defends big catastrophic medical liability claims for medical professionals and institutions, including obstetric claims, neurosurgical events, and claimed misdiagnosis of various ailments including cancer. In addition to disciplinary proceedings in QCAT, Medicare processes (including PSR committee hearings), Hospital & Health Service disciplinary processes, and investigations and proceedings started by a variety of bodies like OHO, AHPRA, and the Coroner, he represents the interests of healthcare clients in these cases. He is renowned for his ability to settle unusual cases.He aids medical professionals in delicate situations including health difficulties, credentials disputes, registration conflicts, inquiries into research ethics, defamation lawsuits, allegations of discrimination, and privacy complaints. Daniel has participated in a number of high-profile procedures, including coronial inquests and inquiry commissions. He will soon be contributing to the highly renowned Personal Injury Litigation Queensland legal loose-leaf service as the author of “Medical Negligence.”
More than 20 years of Kellie’s career have been spent practicing in insurance and health law. Kellie has represented the Victorian insurer of public hospitals, several private hospitals (directly and via insurers like MarketForm), pathology firms, and medical and allied health professionals throughout her career (through insurers such as MIPS, Avant, and Guild Insurance). Kellie has represented several big public liability insurers over the years, including Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited, GIO General Ltd, CGU Insurance, and London Underwriters, as well as utility providers, brokers, claims handlers, and major businesses (such as Federation Centres, Boral Ltd and the GEO Group of companies). From 2009 to 2015, Kellie was chosen to serve on the expert panel for coronial investigations for all Victorian Government Departments.
In addition to her diligent client work, Kellie is actively involved in training and development for the legal fields of healthcare and insurance. She combines in-depth legal expertise with a love for assisting people as a co-author of popular books, risk management registers, and training programs. Kellie’s proficiency in insurance law was acknowledged in the 2017 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers.
Kate received certification as an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law from the Law Society of NSW in 2000.
With extensive expertise managing medical malpractice claims against healthcare providers, including public hospitals, private hospitals, and medical professionals, she presently specializes in big and complicated personal injury lawsuits. Kate has a special interest in birth injury claims and has represented a number of kids who were born with cerebral palsy.
Kate has successfully represented several individuals who have suffered devastating injuries as a result of carelessness, including lost limbs, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. Kate is a fiercely committed attorney who is motivated to get the best outcomes for her harmed clients. She considers it an honor to represent such deserving individuals and is continually motivated by their perseverance in the face of hardship and severe impairment.
Kate has a solid foundation in sports and has competed on the platform and springboard for Australia.