For the last 15 years Kerrie has practiced exclusively as a health lawyer. Her experience includes health law and policy, defending claims brought against doctors, nurses, hospitals, medical centres and dentists and general professional indemnity litigation, medical ethics, disciplinary and statutory work involving complaints to the HCCC, to statutory and regulatory committees, tribunal hearings, clinical governance inquiries and medical advisory committee inquiries, advice to hospital and health care providers on health law and policy and advice in respect of privacy.
Kerrie acts for a number of medical defence organisations, medical insurers, doctors, hospitals and health care facilities.
Kerrie has been recognised in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific as an industry leader in medical malpractice. Kerrie has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Health & Aged Care Law in Best Lawyers™ Australia 2019 edition. She is also recognised in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Insurance Law and Medical Negligence.
Kerrie’s recent experience includes:
- Multiple medical practitioners: Acting for and advising medical practitioners in the defence of claims for professional negligence, disciplinary proceedings, inquests and statutory bodies;
- Large medical defence organisatiom: Advising a large medical defence organisation on the impact of the Health Privacy Guidelines;
- Various other health care professionals: Acting for various other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, optometrists, dentists and veterinary surgeons in the defence of claims for professional negligence and before disciplinary bodies, workers compensation accreditation review panels and coronial inquiries; and
- Multiple doctors: Acting in numerous cases for doctors of varying specialities in a myriad of cases on issues of advice, informed consent, negligent performance of surgery, negligent diagnosis, and all aspects of medical malpractice litigation in both the Supreme Court and District Courts of New South Wales.