Lauren Biviano

Lauren Biviano, Senior Associate, Meridian Lawyers
Senior Associate

Lauren is an insurance litigator who has developed a practice in health law, assisting medical practitioners and a major Sydney private hospital, and also acts for respondents in institutional abuse claims.

She assists health professionals and their medical indemnity insurers when responding to professional indemnity claims, disciplinary proceedings, and complaints. Lauren also advises a private hospital on a range of matters, from patient complaints to VMO accreditation issues. Lauren has a broad range of experience in health law including litigation in the NSW Court of Appeal, Supreme and District Courts, and responding to complaints against health practitioners in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She has assisted practitioners in coronial inquests and in hearings before the Medical Council and other professional Councils.

Her assistance to religious and secular organisations, when responding to claims by children and vulnerable people, is conducted sensitively. She is cognisant that persons who make these claims, many years after the event, show great courage and vulnerability. Lauren responds to the claims, by not compromising her clients’ interests, by ascertaining what can reasonably be achieved without adding to the trauma already suffered.

Lauren regularly publishes articles in leading health law journals.

Jul 31, 2023

INSIGHT: ACT Court of Appeal overturns onerous duty finding confirming that there is no general duty on a GP to follow-up or escalate referrals

Abstract The ACT Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of Rubino v Ziaee[1] in which the Supreme Court of the ACT imposed a more burdensome duty of care on a general practitioner (GP). The GP was found to be in breach of his duty by failing to follow up referrals to a general surgeon […]

Apr 4, 2023

INSIGHT: Industry Update: Increase in monetary jurisdictional limits of the District Court of NSW

This short update is designed to provide you with an overview of recent changes implemented by the District Court in NSW. The NSW District Court’s general jurisdictional limit has increased from $750,000 to $1,250,000 and applies to all proceedings filed in the Court on and after 16 December 2022. It should also be appreciated that […]