Lander & Rogers Health Law Presentation Series

Our Health Law & Litigation team offers a regular presentation series tailored to our health clients, where prominent guest presenters who are experts in their field of health speak on topical issues in medical negligence and health claims.

On this page you can view our events and write ups, as well as information about coming events.



A lesson in neurosurgery 

Presentation by Professor Gavin Fabinyi preeminent neurosurgeon on the interaction of neurosurgery with the law. Professor Fabinyi provided examples of complex spinal and brain surgeries, and highlighted the associated complications that can arise and lead to medical negligence claims.

HL emergencymedicine

The challenges of Emergency Medicine

Presentation by Dr de Villiers Smit, Director of the Emergency & Trauma Centre and Emergency Services at The Alfred on managing the challenges currently faced by doctors working in emergency departments.

HL wrongful birth midwifery

Recent Developments in Birth Claims: Wrongful Birth and Home Birth

Presentation by Lander & Rogers Senior Associates Hayley Marano and Amanda Seguna on the current position on wrongful birth claims and developments in the home birth space.


HL CoronersCourt 

The workings of the Coroner's Court and recent trends

Presentation by Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins on the role of a Coroner, the investigation process, and deaths related to prescription medication, suicide, end of life choices and family violence.

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HL infectious diseases

Sound clinical judgement key to preventing infectious disease claims

Presentation by Professor Anton Peleg on the role of infectious disease physicians, how the speciality interacts with other specialists and hospital departments and the range of infectious disease issues relevant to medico-legal practice.

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'Wrongful birth' claims: what is the position now?

The High Court first recognised the entitlement to 'wrongful birth' damages in Australia in 2003. Presentation by Roslyn Kaye, Barrister, and Hayley Marano, Senior Associate, on the key principles arising  to date out of the case authorities in Australia.

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HL OccTherapy

Occupational therapy claims in personal injury matters

Presentation by Kathy Clarkson, Director of Melbourne Occupational Therapy Associates and medico-legal expert, on how occupational therapy claims are assessed and quantified.

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HL Radiology

Radiology 101: An explanation of radiology techniques, reports and medico-legal issues

Presentation by Dr Anthony Kam, Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Alfred Health, on the types of imaging techniques used today, methods of diagnosis and examples of imaging interpretation and reporting.


HL trauma

Developments in trauma and emergency medicine

Presentation by Professor Mark Fitzgerald, Director of the Trauma Service at The Alfred, on developments in trauma and emergency medicine, specifically around risk minimisation.

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HL assessingpsych

An insider's view into assessing psychiatric injury

Presentation by Dr Nigel Strauss on the assessment of psychiatric impairment in civil claims.

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Further information

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