Brit Mainhoff

Brit has over 20 years experience as a litigation lawyer, specifically in the areas of health law, medical negligence and insurance law.

Brit acts for medical defence organisations, health practitioners and various allied health professionals, private hospitals and other health facilities in both litigated and non-litigated matters. She also advises health clients in relation to privacy issues, HCCC and APHRA complaints, coronial investigations, compliance and risk management, product liability claims, as well as assisting health care professionals with respect to professional conduct investigations, disciplinary proceedings (including before NCAT), mandatory reporting and College disputes.

Brit has been in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Health & Aged Care Law, Insurance Law and Medical Negligence. Additionally, Brit has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Health and Aged Care Law by Best Lawyers™ Australia 2018 edition. Brit was also recognised in the 2016 Doyle’s Guide as a preeminent Medical Negligence Lawyer in NSW.


Brit’s recent experience includes:

  • Health: Acting for health professionals in many and varied claims alleging medical negligence including failure to diagnose cancer or other conditions, below standard medical care and treatment, surgical error, catastrophic injury and psychological damage, in both the District and Supreme Courts;
  • Hospitals: Acting for private hospitals in a multitude of claims alleging medical negligence including medication errors, failing to carry out and record appropriate observations, failing to appropriately notify specialists and carry out tests, and birth injury claims;
  • Health: Assisting health professionals who have had complaints made against them to regulatory authorities; and
  • Health Insurance: Advice on clinical risk, risk management and privacy concerns for private hospitals.

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