Medical Negligence / Health – Senior Lawyers

05 March 2024


  • Provide advice to some of Australia’s leading medical defence insurers
  • Transparent career pathway
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous parental leave
  • Fabulous office setting at Collins Arch

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 270 Partners and more than 1,700 people. We promote our people based solely on merit which allows all team members to reach their potential – contact us to hear all about our meritocracy model.

The Opportunity

We are rapidly growing our Health team and seeking senior lawyers. You’ll work with two highly regarded Partners in the medical indemnity industry, Sophie Pennington and Rob Muir. You’ll provide legal advice to some of Australia’s leading medical defence insurers, including those representing public hospitals, medical practitioners, pathology and medical clinics. 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; and
  • Direct marketing and engagement of new clients.

Skills and Experience

  • Anywhere from 4+ years PAE;
  • Experience in or a demonstrated passion for medical indemnity, health, aged care and/or personal injury law for defendants;
  • Strong writing 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; and
  • Strong leadership skills to assist in developing our junior cohort.

What we offer

  • Unrivalled career pathways: Our unique meritocracy model proudly offers our staff career development, promoting talent based solely on merit. Our size, range of experience and competitive pricing model will provide you with everything you need to succeed. Unlike our competitors, our Solicitor to Partner ratio enables greater mentoring and client engagement. Our 180 day career forecasting sessions provide the platform to fast-track your progression.
  • Work-Life Balance: We offer flexible work arrangements to support your work-life balance.
  • Culture: Be part of a firm renowned for its friendly and down-to-earth culture.
  • Prestige: Join a firm consistently ranked at the forefront of the Australian legal market, where your work is recognised nationally.
  • Location: Be located in the heart of the action, based in the Collins Arch building with luxurious end of trip facilities and access to a complimentary wellness centre and yoga studio.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Gabrielle Saunders on

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply. HWL Ebsworth also strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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