I have always loved both medicine and the law, and have been fortunate to work in both fields. Growing up in the country and coming from a medical family, a lot of my childhood was spent dropping into the local hospital on the way to school, and heading straight to the clinic after school while my parents worked into the night.
While it may sound odd coming from a medical negligence lawyer, I have the utmost respect for the medical profession because of these underpinnings. Medical mistakes occur, however, and when they do I am particularly equipped to help clients navigate the unfamiliar junction of medicine and law. With my assistance, clients can find the answers and accountability they deserve.
This is my way of helping those injured people, in the same way that I tried to help my patients when I was a nurse. My work helps to create a better and more equitable healthcare system for everyone, regardless of who they are, where they live, and whether they can afford private health insurance.
I have vast medical knowledge and pride myself on being honest, forthright and meticulous. I am a strong but fair advocate and receive consistently positive client feedback. I have a particular interest in Emergency Department care, GP care in rural and regional areas, cardiac claims, birth injuries, brain injuries, failed tubal ligations, and neurosurgery, but have the flexibility, creativity and medical knowledge to investigate any medical injury presented to me.
I work hard to achieve the best outcomes for my clients and have obtained multimillion dollar settlements for catastrophically injured people and more modest settlements for clients with less serious injuries. To me, each client is equally important, no matter the size of the claim, and I represent each client having full knowledge of how important my work is to them.
While we cannot reverse the past, I do my best to restore independence and confidence in people who have suffered greatly due to medical negligence. Moreover, by shining a light on substandard care and making people accountable for it, we lift the practice of medicine, making the healthcare systems a bit safer for the next patient who comes along.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- Admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Bachelor of Laws with Honours
- Bachelor of Nursing
- 2020 - present, Slater & Gordon
- 2014 - 2020, Maurice Blackburn
- 2011 - 2015, Epworth Hospital, RN Division 1
Memberships and Associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Australian Lawyers Alliance