Chandrika Darroch

Special Counsel
Newcastle

Chandrika is an insurance litigator with a particular interest in health law. She has a range of experience in health and medical negligence, having worked with matters including catastrophic injuries, maternal and infant birth trauma, and health regulatory work.

Chandrika has worked both in Australia and the UK for a variety of clients across a range of insurance lines including motor accident, public liability, employers liability and in health law. She has represented clients in coronial investigations and inquests, in disciplinary investigations and proceedings and in medical malpractice litigation. Chandrika’s varied experience has allowed her to develop an understanding of the unique needs of her clients, with a focus on providing pragmatic and solutions-based advice.

Chandrika has recently been appointed as a DRS Decision Maker for the New South Wales State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) and is a New South Wales Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Feb 21, 2020

INSIGHT: AHPRA releases revised Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications about registered health practitioners

On 21 February 2020, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) released revised guidelines in anticipation of changes to mandatory notification requirements coming into effect in March 2020. The revised guidelines explain the requirements to make mandatory notifications under the updated legislative requirements for treating registered health practitioners, non-treating registered health practitioners, employers of registered […]

Jan 15, 2019

INSIGHT: My Health Record: Important Information for Healthcare Providers

Introduction My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information. A My Health Record will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019. An individual may cancel their My Health Record at any time. The My Health Record system is intended to allow for the online sharing […]

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