Sophie Pennington specialises in health law, acting predominantly for medical practitioners through their medical defence organisations and private hospitals.
Sophie assists doctors with civil claims, disciplinary matters, coronial inquests, employment disputes and some criminal matters. She assists hospitals with similar dispute and also advises on policy issues.
Sophie is passionate about health law, and believes it is imperative to find a balance between acknowledging the tremendous work done by health professionals in Australia with the need to ensure patient safety.
Prior to returning to private practice, Sophie was the Head of Medical Defence and Service for Australia’s largest medical defence organisation.
Sophie’s experience includes advising: