Medical Practitioners

Our multi-disciplinary team has a significant background and proven expertise in supporting and defending medical practitioners. Our experience extends to acting for medical defence organisations and other medical insurers. We act for Divisions of General Practice, general practitioners, nurses, hospitals, hospital service providers and pathology companies.

Our experience covers all court jurisdictions including Supreme, District/County and Local/Magistrates’ courts. We deal extensively with administrative bodies including professional councils, Medicare, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal/Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Key services

  • Defending professional negligence claims
  • Defending public liability claims
  • Advising on disciplinary matters
  • Managing discrimination complaints
  • Assisting with employment-related disciplining processes and related litigation
  • Managing privacy complaints
  • Coronial inquests
  • Advising on private health fund and Medicare investigations
  • Advising on the acquisition and sale of medical practice businesses
  • Advising on leases and lease disputes
  • Advising on and managing business restructures
  • Debt refinancing advice
  • Advice on entering, exiting or establishing partnerships, including business succession planning
  • Resolving partnership, shareholder or unit holder disputes
  • Managing unfair dismissal claims, general protections disputes, bullying and discrimination claims
  • Employee misconduct and performance management advice
  • Preparation and review of employment contracts and workplace policies and the enforcement of post-employment restraint objectives