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Kate Williams

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Medical Law, Practice Group Leader

Phone 02 8267 0690
Location Sydney, New South Wales
Language English

Kate Williams is the Practice Group Leader in Medical Law, Sydney.

Having worked as a registered nurse for twelve years prior to entering law, Kate was admitted first as a barrister in Queensland in 1995 and then as a solicitor in the New South Wales Supreme Court in 1997.

Kate has spent her career specialising in the area of Medical Law. She has acted for plaintiffs as well as doctors and hospitals as defendants, in medical negligence claims. Kate has also worked  as in-house legal counsel advising on all medical law issues and has a keen interest in risk management across all areas of medical practice.

Over her 23 year career, Kate has acted on behalf of hundreds of plaintiffs in medical negligence claims. Her special interests within medical claims involve:

  1. Stroke medicine and prevention
  2. Neurosurgical claims
  3. Emergency Department claims
  4. Orthopaedic claims
  5. Ophthalmology claims
  6. Gynaecological claims
  7. Plastic Surgery claims
  8. Medication errors
  9. Radiology Misdiagnosis
  10. General Practice claims

The Slater and Gordon medical law team has resolved over 1,000 cases in New South Wales alone. With a strong reputation in medical law claims, Kate and her expert legal team are able to guide you to a brighter outcome in a professional and efficient manner. If you have a legal issue, Kate and her team are here to help. 


Career History

  • 2016 Practice Group Leader, Medical Law, Slater and Gordon

  • 2007- 2016, Principal Solicitor, Medical Law, Slater and Gordon

  • 2000 – 2007, Partner, McClellands Lawyers

  • 1998 – 1999, Associate Lawyer, Bernard Collaery and Associates Canberra

  • 1996 – 1997, Solicitor, Phillips Fox Lawyers Sydney

  • 1996, Solicitor, Minter Ellison Lawyers Brisbane

  • 1994 – 1996, Article clerk/solicitor, Attwood & Marshall Solicitors Gold Coast

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Society of New South Wales 


Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 2002 Accredited Specialist Personal Injury
  • 1997 Admitted, Supreme Court of NSW as a Solicitor
  • 1995 Admitted, Supreme Court of Queensland as a Barrister
  • 1994 Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1985 General Certificate in Nursing