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 17, 2021

INSIGHT: Extended powers of HCC include investigating complaints incidental to the provision of health services

The facts BG, a myotherapist and a ‘general health service provider’ for the purposes of the Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic) (the Act), engaged in a series of messages with (DB) on Instagram and Snapchat. DB was studying a Diploma of Remedial Massage. It was apparent from BG’s Instagram profile he was a myotherapist. The […]

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 […]