Shannon Mony

Principal
Perth

Shannon is highly regarded for her insurance litigation expertise, specifically in medical negligence, health law and professional indemnity claims. She has provided extensive advice to numerous Australasian and international insurers, brokers and underwriting agencies in defending claims and advising on wider insurance indemnity issues.

Prior to moving to Perth in 2011, Shannon practised in New Zealand as a civil and criminal litigator with a focus on insurance litigation.

Shannon acts for health professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors, pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, podiatrists and veterinarians in a range of matters including civil claims, patient complaint handling, statutory health authority investigations (including responding to AHPRA notifications and complaints made to HaDSCO), disciplinary proceedings referred by National Boards to the State Administrative Tribunal, coronial inquiries, private health fund audits, Medicare audits and privacy complaints before the OAIC. She has also acted extensively for hospitals, doctors and private practices defending medical negligence claims in a wide range of medical areas including obstetrics, neonatal, gynaecology, rural medicine, oncology, emergency medicine, clinical pathology, general surgery and ophthalmology. Shannon is experienced in managing claims involving catastrophic injuries including cerebral palsy and neurological deficits resulting in paraplegia.

Beyond this, Shannon has defended claims on behalf of a wide variety of professionals including engineers, accountants, construction contractors and insurance brokers.

Shannon has been recognised by Best Lawyers Australia since 2020, for her expertise in Insurance Law. She has also been recognised as a recommended Medical Negligence and Malpractice lawyer (defendant) in Doyle’s Guide since 2016.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Aug 1, 2022

INSIGHT: Veterinary practice in WA: significant changes to the regulatory framework

Key takeaways On 18 June 2022, the Veterinary Practice Act 2021 (Act) commenced and the newly appointed members of the Veterinary Practice Board (Board) started their term of office. The Act provides for the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine in Western Australia and seeks to facilitate the regulation of the practice of veterinary […]

Jul 1, 2022

INSIGHT: The importance of health practitioners’ compliance with public health policies and directions

Brief Context In Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia v Bergin [2022] VR 4, a registered nurse (Practitioner) was found to have engaged in professional misconduct due to her failure to remain in isolation while awaiting the outcome of a COVID-19 test. Background The Practitioner was employed at a residential aged care facility. By virtue […]

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