Kellie Dell’Oro

Principal
Melbourne

Kellie draws on more than 20 years of experience devoted exclusively to insurance and health law. Throughout her career Kellie has acted for the Victorian insurer of public hospitals, many private hospitals (both directly and through insurers such as MarketForm), pathology companies and medical and allied health practitioners (through insurers such as MIPS, Avant and Guild Insurance).

Over many years Kellie has acted for large public liability insurers (such as Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited, GIO General Ltd, CGU Insurance and London Underwriters), utility companies, brokers, claims handling agents and large corporations (such as Federation Centres, Boral Ltd and the GEO Group of companies). Kellie was selected on the specialist panel for coronial investigations for all Victorian Government Departments from 2009 to 2015.

Apart from her dedicated client work, Kellie is deeply involved in training and improvement across the healthcare and insurance law industries. As co-author of successful books, risk management registers and training programs, she combines deep legal knowledge with a passion for helping others.

Kellie has been recognised in Best Lawyers Australia in as a leading lawyer in Insurance Law since 2017 and in Medical Negligence since 2019.

 

RECENT INSIGHTS
Dec 6, 2019

INSIGHT: Coroner recommends new standard for in patient observations

The Coroner has recommended that the Chief Psychiatrist in Victoria formulate a directive in relation to standard protocols for conducting visual observations of patients at in-patient facilities. The recommendation comes as the result of findings at the inquest into the death of a woman who passed away whilst she was an in-patient at a private […]

Nov 18, 2019

INSIGHT: VCAT confirms that disciplinary consequences may befall practitioners who treat their own family

In 2019 we have seen an increased focus by AHPRA and the National Boards on ensuring the observance of professional boundaries between registered health service providers and their patients.  In our experience, investigations into professional boundary transgressions are most commonly triggered when a romantic relationship between the practitioner and the patient turns sour. However, these […]

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