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    The latest medico-legal developments and best practice

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

    medico-legal solicitors

    60+ specialist medico-legal solicitors

    medico-legal specialists across Australia  

    State based experts across Australia

    medico-legal law  

    Specialists in every relevant area of law

    Avant Law - medico-legal law firm  

    Exclusively working for Avant members

  • State and territory legal jurisdiction expertise

    Morag Smith

    Morag Smith
    Senior Solicitor WA/NT

    Selina Hunt

    Selina Hunt
    Head of Practice, Legal QLD & SA

    Harry McCay

    Harry McCay
    Senior Solicitor ACT

    Kate Bishop

    Kate Bishop
    Senior Solicitor SA

    Paul Tsaudidis

    Paul Tsaousidis
    Head of Practice Legal NSW

    Vanessa Nicholson

    Vanessa Nicholson
    Head of Practice Legal VIC, WA & ACT

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    Avant Law is part of your defence team of over 170* specialist staff including medico-legal solicitors, claims managers and medical advisers.

  • Specialist expertise in health 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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    malicious complaint

    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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  • *As at Jan 2021