Tamir Katz

Special Counsel

Prior to joining Meridian Lawyers in 2011, Tamir gained valuable experience working in the health law team at one of Australia’s large national law firms, primarily acting for public and private hospitals and doctors in Victoria.

Tamir’s experience includes acting for hospitals and healthcare professionals in disciplinary matters and defence of medical liability claims relating to: wrongful birth/failed sterilisation; obstetrics; infectious diseases/infection control; mental health including involuntary admissions; chiropractic; dental/oral maxillofacial surgery; informed consent; and medical records.

Tamir has acted for interested parties at coronial inquests and gained valuable experience assisting a number of Victoria coroners at inquests touching on issues including mental health (community treatment orders/suicides), cardiac cases and emergency medicine, police pursuits, child abuse, assault and deaths in custody.

Tamir is technically proficient and commercially minded, and often draws on his science background to understand his client’s position and provide strategic advice and pragmatic solutions.

Tamir is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Public Liability and Medical Negligence Committee.

May 15, 2017

INSIGHT: Dealing with complex facts in assessing contribution for an asbestos exposure injury

The Supreme Court of Victoria decision of Swiatek, handed down on 21 December 2016, provides an insight into how the courts deal with complex issues of factual causation and contribution involving multiple defendants in a case relating to an injury resulting from ongoing exposure to asbestos over an extensive period of time. The facts The […]

Apr 28, 2017

INSIGHT: Brand loyalty in professional indemnity insurance: risks of shifting insurance cover

The case scenario: A registered health practitioner was involved in the treatment of a cardiac patient in 2008. The practitioner heard nothing further about the patient until receipt of a letter from the Coroner’s Court of Victoria in 2012 requesting a statement concerning the patient’s cardiac management in 2008. The practitioner had retired from practice […]