Karen Liu

ADMITTED  2019    BAR  2024

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0423 973 948

Karen Liu, BA, JD (Melb)


  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Guardianship
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover




Karen has a broad practice in common law, insurance and administrative matters, with a focus in health and medical law.

Prior to coming to the bar, she was a solicitor at K&L Gates in the insurance litigation team where she had carriage of a range of medical negligence and other personal injury claims. She acted on behalf of hospitals, health practitioners, emergency services and other organisations, instructed both directly and through insurers.

Karen has acted in complex, multi-party civil litigated claims, high profile coronial inquests, health privacy proceedings and disciplinary matters. She is also familiar with statutory insurance regimes, having acted in a range of claims arising out of workplace injuries and transport accidents. Karen has particular expertise and interest in novel duty of care issues, medical consent cases as well as claims arising out of obstetric and gynaecological treatment.

She has provided continuing professional development seminars and legal updates to clients on a range of topics, including Limitation of Actions Act (Vic) 1958 issues, judicial review decisions and the development of wrongful birth claims in Victoria.

In addition to her background, Karen has an interest in health regulation, product liability and criminal proceedings arising out of the provision of healthcare.

Karen is reading with Robert Harper and her senior mentor is Roslyn Kaye KC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.