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BSc (Hons), LLB
Kamaras is Special Counsel - Coronial in Avant Law in New South Wales. He has
combined scientific and legal training and has extensive experience in
coronial inquests, medical negligence claims, employment disputes, Medicare
investigations and criminal proceedings.
Western Australian Law
Morag Smith is a Senior Solicitor in Avant Law based in Western
Australia. She acts for members in civil claims in the District Court and
Coroners Court. She also tackles regulatory issues, mainly professional
conduct and impairment matters.
Dr David Pakchung is Head of
Claims in Queensland. He has combined legal and medical practice for 20 years.
He has expertise in Medicare queries and investigations. One major case
resulted in government changes to the law.
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