Melinda Conry

Melinda is an experienced litigator, specialising in health law. She has expertise in conducting medical negligence litigation, acting for hospitals and doctors.

Melinda has a particular interest in quantifying the cost of care in cases involving catastrophic injury. Her specific experience includes matters concerning ante-natal testing, alleged “wrongful birth” and cerebral palsy claims.

Melinda also has experience defending matters brought in the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and the Anti-Discrimination Board.


Melinda’s experience includes:

  • Acting for a NSW Public Hospital and doctors practising in the public system in a wrongful death claim relating to a patient who suffered epidural abscess;
  • Acting for a NSW Public Hospital in a litigated matter involving hyponatreamia causing extensive brain injury;
  • Successful defence of a NSW public hospital in relation to the attempted suicide of a mental health patient on weekend leave from a NSW public hospital in the Supreme Court of NSW: Smith v Pennington [2015] NSWSC 1168;
  • Successful defence of a claim brought in the Supreme Court of NSW which involved patient consent relating to an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy: Morocz v Marshman [2015] NSWSC 325;
  • Acting for a cosmetic surgeon with respect to multiple plaints responding general practices, which have generated extensive media coverage; and
  • Acting in multiple catastrophic and large claims involving cerebral palsy, wrongful birth, spinal and brain injury.


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