Karen Keogh

Karen’s specific area of expertise is as a Health Industry lawyer. She has nearly 25 years’ experience in Australia and England, being qualified in both jurisdictions. Karen acts for a diverse range of clients including professional health bodies, medical defence organisations, royal colleges, web based healthcare companies, hospitals, government bodies, individual doctors and other health care professionals.

Karen specialises in corporate and commercial work including corporate governance, regulatory matters, professional conduct, commercial contracts, industrial and workplace matters, risk management and coronial inquiries. She provides general healthcare and legal advice on a wide variety of medico legal issues and digital health.

Karen also acts for a wide variety of individual and not for profit clients on a pro bono basis.

Karen is named in Best Lawyers™ Australia 2021 edition for Health & Aged Care Law and Medical Negligence and has been since 2014. She is a member of the Medico-Legal Society of NSW and the Deputy Chair of the NSW Law Society Privacy and Data Law Committee.


Karen’s experience includes advising:

  • Health Care Practitioners in industrial matters including VMO and Staff Specialist disputes, hospital and workplace investigations, HCCC complaints, employment contracts and restraint of trade litigation. In professional conduct matters including HCCC complaints and investigations, Medical Council inquiries and NCAT hearings, and general medico legal issues;
  • Health Start Ups and Digital Health on contracting arrangements, privacy, data breach, website and health app terms and conditions, cybersecurity and liability issues;
  • Aged Care Services on privacy, regulatory, employment, commercial and governance issues;
  • Medical Practices on the sale and purchase of medical practices, service agreements, contracting arrangements and competition law; and
  • Charitable & Not for Profit Organisations incorporated associations, companies limited by guarantee and charitable trusts on corporate governance, regulatory, privacy and general commercial issues.

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