Medical Defence Health – Senior Associate

01 February 2024


About the job

  • Be part of a growing Practice working with two highly regarded Partners in the medical indemnity industry.
  • Provide advice to some of Australia’s leading medical defence insurers.
  • Take a lead role in mentoring and nurturing a great team of dedicated Lawyers.
  • Clear, transparent path to progression.
  • Flexible work arrangements.

About us

HWL Ebsworth is Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, with offices in every state and territory in Australia. Nationally the firm features over 260 Partners and more than 1,500 people.

Our Brisbane Health team is on an exciting growth path in response to the continued success of the Practice. We have an opportunity for a Senior Associate to be part of the growing team.

We offer our staff career development opportunities and you will be encouraged to take ownership of the direction and pace of your career. We promote and reward talent based solely on merit, which allows all team members to reach their potential. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages all team members to progress. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where building relationships and high performance are celebrated and rewarded.

The Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity for a dynamic and experienced candidate to join our growing Health team working with two highly regarded Partners in the medical indemnity industry. As part of the team, you will provide legal advice to some of Australia’s leading medical defence insurers. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of file types, including high quantum civil litigation, coronial inquests, AHPRA investigations and patient complaints.

You will be a key part of a very collegiate team who work closely together, share ideas, support one another and strive to provide a high quality service to clients.


  • End to end management of claims and investigations.
  • Provision of timely and accurate written advice to insurers and insured clients.
  • Appearance at mediations, witness interviews, inquests and disciplinary hearings.
  • Direct marketing and engagement of new clients.

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years PAE.
  • Experience and expertise in medical indemnity, health, aged care and/or personal injury law for defendants.
  • Strong written and oral skills and ability to engage well with insurers, corporate counsel of health entities, individual practitioners and management of health clinics.
  • Passion for medico-legal issues and claims management.
  • Strong leadership skills to assist in developing our junior cohort.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ function. For any queries, please contact Samantha Sikalas on for a confidential discussion.

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply.

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