Sarah Twinn

Senior Associate

Sarah is an experienced solicitor and specialises in the area of health, public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

Sarah has detailed expertise in claims involving disciplinary proceedings. She has defended health practitioners of various disciplines in disciplinary proceedings before State and Commonwealth regulatory bodies, and has also spent a period of time at the Legal Services Commission as a legal officer investigator on complex investigation and prosecution matters.

Sarah also has expertise in defending personal injury claims in Queensland, encompassing matters involving occupier’s liability, host employer labour hire issues, and professional indemnity. She has been a main contact in Queensland for a major national health insurer in defending personal injury claims arising from the operation of health businesses.

Sarah achieves excellent results in her matters through her attention to detail and empathetic client-focused approach. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society, Women in Insurance, and Young Insurance Professionals.

Jun 5, 2019

INSIGHT: Medicare Shared Debt Recovery Scheme to significantly affect recovery of incorrect Medicare billings from next month

From 1 July 2019, the Shared Debt Recovery Scheme will allow the Commonwealth Government to hold a practitioner (primary debtor) as well as another party such as medical and other health practices (secondary debtor) responsible for repayment of debts resulting from incorrectly claiming Medicare benefits. According to the recently enacted Health Insurance (Medicare Compliance Shared […]

Feb 5, 2019

INSIGHT: Federal Court confirms strict interpretation of the 80/20 rule under the Health Insurance Act 1973

In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that health care practitioners alleged to have engaged in ‘inappropriate practice’ in providing 80 or more professional services on each of 20 or more days during a relevant period are burdened with the evidentiary onus of establishing that there was an absence of alternative medical […]