Sarah Twinn

Senior Associate
Brisbane

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.

RECENT INSIGHTS
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 […]

Jan 16, 2019

INSIGHT: Shared Debt Recovery Scheme to hold both medical practitioners and employing and contracting organisations responsible for incorrect Medicare billing

The Shared Debt Recovery Scheme will take effect on 1 July 2019. The recent enactment of the Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2008, will mean that from 1 July 2019 the Commonwealth Government will be able to pursue both individual medical practitioners and employing and contracting medical organisations for repayment […]

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