Examining Medical Negligence with Laura Neil

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25th July 2024

4pm - 5pm


Online | Level 1, Room 111, JCU Cairns, Bada-jali City Campus, 36 Shields St, Cairns City QLD 4870




Alumni; Current Students; Public and Community; Research and Industry; Staff


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About the event

When a medical professional fails to take reasonable care to prevent injury to a patient, this is known as medical negligence. Join Barrister Laura Neil, for an insightful presentation on the legal options available when pursuing a medical negligence claim, covering the key elements and common scenarios encountered in such cases. This seminar will offer valuable insights into the defenses that may be raised, the importance of causation, and the governing legislation that guides these claims. Laura will also explore the concept of contributory negligence and how harm and damages are assessed in medical negligence cases. Whether you're a legal practitioner seeking to enhance your expertise or a healthcare professional navigating the complexities of negligence law, this presentation offers a comprehensive overview that promises to inform and empower. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of medical negligence law and its implications.

About the presenter

Laura Neil is a Barrister in private practice and a mediator, practicing throughout Queensland, but particularly in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.  She was first called to the Bar in 2013, having previously been a solicitor for approximately 16 years. Laura specialises in personal injuries litigation and as a solicitor was a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist.  She practices in workers compensation, motor vehicle accidents, occupiers liability and medical negligence.

Laura is a past National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, a Queensland Committee member, Chair of the Rural and Regional sub-committee, and member of CLE sub-committee of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.  In 2014 was awarded Queensland Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year. She is a review panel member for the workers compensation Statutory Review Scheme and a former sessional member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Laura regularly gives of her time to mentor young practitioners, and has presented and organised numerous CLE presentations throughout the State. Her proudest achievement has been raising her two daughters.

Laura Neil

This event will also be livestreamed, please register.