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    Avant Law wins award for Australian 'Law Firm of the Year'

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  • No Australian MDO has more expertise to defend you than Avant - whatever your situation

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    47 specialist medico-legal solicitors

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    State based experts across Australia

     
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    Specialists in every relevant area of law

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    Exclusively working for Avant members

  • Our size and scope of work allows us to attract the very best medico-legal experts.

    Pamela Michael BHSc (Nursing), LLB, Head of Avant Law and National Legal Director, was awarded the 2016 Best Medical Indemnity Insurance Specialist and Best Doctor Defence Lawyer. She also received an Award for Excellence in Medical Indemnity at the Businesswoman Awards 2016.

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  • State and territory legal jurisdiction expertise

    Morag Smith


    Morag Smith
    Senior Solicitor WA/NT

    Selina Hunt


    Selina Hunt
    Senior Solicitor QLD

    Harry McCay


    Harry McCay
    Senior Solicitor ACT

    Megan Prideaux


    Megan Prideaux
    Senior Solicitor SA/TAS

    Paul Tsaudidis


    Paul Tsaousidis
    Senior Solicitor NSW

    Vanessa Nicholson


    Vanessa Nicholson
    Senior Solicitor VIC

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    Avant Law is part of your defence team of over 130 specialist staffincluding medico-legal solicitors, claims managers and medical advisors.

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  • Specialist expertise in every relevant area of law

    As the healthcare environment continues to change and become more complex, we continue to develop
    expertise across every relevant area of law, with specialists in:


    Professional Conduct

    Civil Liability

    Coronial Inquests

    Employment Disputes

    Medicare Investigations

    Privacy Breaches

  • It's hard to make a case against the expertise and experience of Avant

    Professor Lam O&G case

    O & G reflects on successfully defending standard of care in wrongful birth case

    Following an unsuccessful claim for allegedly failing to warn a patient of the risk of pregnancy after an endometrial ablation, the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the patient’s appeal…

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    Physical examinations

    Physical examinations: uncomfortable but still appropriate

    Fear of an allegation of inappropriate conduct sometimes deters a doctor from conducting a clinically indicated examination which places them at risk of misdiagnosis…


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    Colleagues malicious complaint successfully defended

    Losing his wife to cancer affected Dr Brown significantly. He took extra bereavement leave had counselling and sought psychiatric help for depression. After a period of time he developed a close relationship...

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