Prior to coming to the Victorian Bar Fiona worked as a general nurse. Since coming to the Bar Fiona has developed a broad practice with specific focus
on medical liability, professional disciplinary matters and coronial inquests.
Fiona regularly acts for clients in personal injury and other tort claims in the County Court and the Supreme Court. She has extensive experience in the
- Matters involving medical liability including superior court trials in which she has appeared unled and led;
- Public liability;
- Disciplinary proceedings pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 in which she has acted extensively
for both individual health practitioners and for the various National Boards. In addition, Fiona is engaged directly by AHPRA to provide advice
in relation to ongoing disciplinary investigations;
- Coronial (and other) inquiries in which she has appeared for numerous health practitioners, government bodies and various other interested parties
including Ambulance Victoria, the Chief Commissioner of Police (and individual police officers) and major tertiary hospitals. Fiona has also appeared
as counsel assisting the State Coroner in many notable inquests including the Inquest into the death of Tyler Cassidy and the Inquest into the
five deaths at Broughton Hall.
From 01 July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation