Marie-Clare has extensive experience in health, medical negligence and personal injury litigation. She has practiced in Australia and the United Kingdom in senior in-house roles and is a former clinical nurse specialist in intensive care. Most recently, Marie-Clare was the Senior Legal Counsel – Manager Legal Services at MIGA, where she was responsible for leading the eastern seaboard team and for general legal advice and litigated claims, coronial inquests, disciplinary and employment matters.

Marie-Clare understands the complexities of health care delivery in hospitals and private practice. As General Counsel of a large hospital Trust in the United Kingdom, she was responsible for the delivery of legal services to 6000 staff and the hospital executive. This included court advocacy, investigation of serious incidents and sitting on the hospital’s ethics committee.

In Australia, Marie-Clare represents individual practitioners and health entities, bringing a unique understanding and empathy, having previously practiced as a nurse.

Marie-Clare has lectured at The University of Oxford, UK, The University of Technology, Sydney and The University of Sydney.

 

  • Managing the legal services team for Medical Insurance Group Australia, an Australian medical indemnity insurance provider, in Qld, NSW and ACT.
  • Providing medical defence for surgeons, physicians, junior doctors, medical students and private midwives.
  • Managing a large portfolio of professional indemnity matters, including civil claims, disciplinary cases, inquests and general advisory matters.
Areas of Expertise
  • Employment
  • General Liability
  • Healthcare + Lifesciences
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions
  • Professional Liability

Industry Representation
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences

Professional Affiliations
  • Law Society NSW
  • Law Society UK
  • Medico Legal Society of NSW
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • ANZIIF