Daniel Davison - Principal

Brisbane

Contact details

T:
+61 7 3220 9358
E:
ddavison@meridianlawyers.com.au

Expertise

  • General Insurance
  • Public, property and products liability claims
  • Health law
  • Professional indemnity claims
  • Commercial litigation
  • Life Insurance

Daniel is highly regarded for his insurance litigation expertise, specifically in relation to medical negligence, health law, public liability and professional indemnity claims.

Daniel and his health team are amongst the most specialised in Queensland, regularly defending major catastrophic medical liability claims for healthcare practitioners and medical facilities such as obstetric claims, neurosurgical incidents, and alleged misdiagnosis of various conditions such as cancer. He defends the interests of healthcare clients in relation to investigations and proceedings commenced by a range of bodies such as OHO, AHPRA and the Coroner, as well as disciplinary proceedings in QCAT, Medicare processes (including PSR committee hearings), and Hospital & Health Service disciplinary processes. Known for his capacity to resolve novel claims, he assists healthcare practitioners in relation to sensitive issues such as health impairments, credentialing disputes, registration disputes, research ethics investigations, defamation claims, discrimination complaints, and privacy complaints. Daniel has acted in many high profile proceedings such as coronial inquests and Commissions of Inquiry. He is the incoming author of ‘Medical Negligence’ in the highly regarded Personal Injury Litigation Queensland legal loose-leaf service.

Well known for his technical expertise and detailed understanding of insurance principles, Daniel is the co-author of the Insurance chapter in Lexis Nexis’ loose-leaf service ‘Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings’, and is the new author of Practical Guidance Personal Injury Qld’s commentary on the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld).

Daniel’s expertise is sought out by a range of liability insurers and self-insurers and he regularly acts in relation to claims involving injuries occasioned involving labour hire employees, injuries sustained by reason of unlawful acts of third parties (such as assaults), through to complex occupiers liability claims. He also has experience in defending personal injury law claims for psychological injuries caused by bullying, harassment or sexual molestation, including for the not-for-profit and faith sectors.

Daniel has had several articles published in industry publications including the Australian Insurance Law Bulletin and Australian Civil Liability. He is an active member of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland. A highly sought after speaker, Daniel has presented at industry functions and events, including on multiple occasions to Medical Colleges, medical defence organisation forums, and to insurers and claims managers.

Contact

  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    T:
    +61 2 9018 9999
    F:
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    T:
    +61 3 9810 6777
    F:
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    T:
    +61 2 4047 2600
    F:
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    T:
    +61 7 3220 9333
    F:
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    T:
    +61 8 6319 0470
    F:
    +61 8 6319 0499