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            Professional Lines

            DWF (Australia) is experienced in actions involving professional negligence / indemnity across all professional services in Australia.

            We are keenly aware of the insured’s role in professional indemnity claims and have assisted Australia’s leading professionals, including doctors, public and private hospitals, lawyers, engineers, banking and financial professionals in litigation in circumstances where their professional judgment and standing are under direct challenge.  We have also acted for organisations in pursuing negligent professionals for recovery.

            In respect of the health sector, our experienced Health Law team are experienced in:

            • Health Care Complaints Commission / Office of the Health Ombudsman complaints, investigations and submissions
            • Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) and various specialists Boards (e.g Medical Board, Dental Board, etc.) Investigations / disciplinary proceedings
            • Coronial law and inquests


            Coronial Inquiries

            Our team have been involved in complex and high profile coronial cases. Our solicitors have represented clients such as dentists, public and private schools, hospitals, hotels, child care operators, custodial staff, nurses, pharmacists and a range of government departments at inquest hearings.

            We are retained early to investigate the circumstances surrounding a death and to guide clients through the process, keeping them informed and providing strategic advice while collating relevant information, opinion and statements.

            Our experienced solicitors inform clients at the earliest stage on the likely outcome and potential consequences of a coronial investigation. We can also liaise with relevant staff in relation to the role of the Coroner and their statutory obligations to assist clients to make an informed decision about important issues such as claims for privilege of documents and self-incrimination.


            Contact Us

            To find out more about our work in this field, please contact our Head of Insurance Damien van Brunschot.

            Damien van Brunschot

            • Principal Lawyer // Head of Insurance (Australia)

            Jamie McPherson

            • Managing Director (Australia)

            Hamish Broadbent

            • Principal Lawyer

            Andre Wyman

            • Senior Associate

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