Nevena Brown

Principal
Sydney

With more than 25 years’ experience as an insurance lawyer, Nevena brings a common sense confidence to her work. Her liability claims experience is enhanced from her having worked as a senior solicitor at NZI/CGU Insurance Ltd for five years.

Throughout her career, Nevena has advised GIO General Ltd, Vero Insurance, NZI/CGU Insurance Ltd, QBE Europe and other major insurers such as Mercantile Mutual Insurance (Australia) Ltd (now QBE Insurance Group Ltd). Her experience with medical and allied health professional negligence claims began in 2000 when she advised Avant (United Medical Protection) in connection with civil claims against its members.

Nevena acts for a range of health practitioners and health facilities, and inspires loyalty with her pragmatic and clearly thought out strategic advice. She plays a strategic role in advising MDOs and peak allied health bodies, both national and state, on topics ranging from the National Law to Medicare investigations and dealing with the media.

She has been recognised in the peer-review guide, Best Lawyers in Australia, as a leading lawyer in Insurance Law since 2017 and was recognised as a leading Insurance and Health and Aged Care Lawyer in the 2019 and 2020 edition.

 

RECENT INSIGHTS
Apr 12, 2019

INSIGHT: Professional Performance under the Spotlight | Inquiry into the actions of the regulator and local health district

From 1999 onwards, Dr Emil Gayed worked in public and private hospitals across NSW. During that time, complaints and concerns were raised regarding Dr Gayed’s professional practice and performance. Dr Gayed was disqualified from practice following a Tribunal finding that Dr Gayed had engaged in numerous incidences of unsatisfactory professional conduct, and that together they […]

Feb 12, 2019

INSIGHT: Is the ‘irrational’ exception feasible?

The concept of ‘Competent Professional Practice’ has been considered by Courts in a number of recent NSW cases determining medical negligence. In a recent medical negligence case South Western Sydney Local Health District v Gould [2018] NSWCA 69 (Gould),[1] the NSW Court of Appeal (NSWCA) considered the interpretation of the statutory ‘irrational’ exception to the […]

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