Chandrika Darroch

Principal
Newcastle

Chandrika is an insurance litigator with a particular interest in health law. Her experience spans the areas of health and medical negligence, and includes work on large and complex matters including catastrophic injuries, maternal and infant birth trauma, and health regulatory matters.

Chandrika represents clients in coronial investigations and inquests, in disciplinary investigations and proceedings, and in medical malpractice litigation. Chandrika advises pharmacists, medical practitioners, dental practitioners and a range of allied health care professionals. Her 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 worked both in Australia and the UK for a variety of clients across a broad range of insurance lines including motor accident, public liability, employers liability and in health law.

In 2018, Chandrika was appointed a Dispute Resolution Service (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.

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Jul 30, 2021

INSIGHT: Pharmacists: are you ready for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?

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INSIGHT: No half doses in pharmacy ownership

A reminder to pharmacy proprietors of their key responsibilities Meridian Lawyers regularly assists a range of healthcare professionals to understand the legal and professional obligations that attach to their particular profession. Recently, in NSW, we have assisted a number of proprietor pharmacists who have come under close scrutiny by the Pharmacy Council of NSW following […]

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