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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.
Morag SmithSenior Solicitor WA/NT
Selina HuntSenior Solicitor QLD
Harry McCaySenior Solicitor ACT
Megan PrideauxSenior Solicitor SA/TAS
Paul TsaousidisSenior Solicitor NSW
Vanessa NicholsonSenior Solicitor VIC
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45% of member claims relate to complaints to regulators. Avant Law has a Special Counsel and professional conduct experts to defend members.
Compensation claims can result in lengthy and traumatic experiences. Our Special Counsel and legal team have excellent defence records, in and out of court.
When a patient dies there is a chance of a coronial inquest. We have the experience of 1,500 member coronial matters, over the last four years.
Employment matters increased 15% last financial year. Our Special Counsel, Employment has provided expert advice to Avant members for five years.
Medicare issues can lead to paying back money or facing disciplinary proceedings. Our Special Counsel has provided expert advice to members for 10 years.
Avant answered more than 1,000 calls about confidentiality last financial year. You can be assured we have the expertise to advise and protect you.
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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Fear of an allegation of inappropriate conduct sometimes deters a doctor from conducting a clinically indicated examination which places them at risk of misdiagnosis…
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...