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Paul Lamb

QUALIFICATIONS  BA, LLB, Dip Mod Lang (Arabic)
ADMITTED  2008    BAR  2016
CHAMBERS  ODW 912

PHONE  9225 8765
MOBILE  0408 400 376
EMAIL  paul.lamb@vicbar.com.au

Paul Lamb, BA, LLB, Dip Mod Lang (Arabic)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover

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Experience

Paul Lamb practises in common law and personal injury for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Paul specialises in large-scale, multi-defendant personal injury matters. He has in-depth experience in medical negligence and health law. He also appears, led and unled, in workers’ compensation, public liability and transport accident matters, as well as inquests and professional disciplinary matters.

Some recent matters in which Paul has appeared are:

Qayom v Kylamanda Investments Pty Ltd [2018] VCC 1675 - for plaintiff (with J Mighell QC)

Inquest into the death of Sonia Sofianopoulos (gas heater death) (2018) - for family (unled)

Asefa v VWA [2018] VCC 182 - for plaintiff (with J Mighell QC)

Medical Board of Australia v Cukier [2017] VCAT 109 - for medical practitioner (with J Ruskin QC)

Ozkul v VWA [2017] VCC 1193 - for defendant (unled)

Inquest into the death of Neita Little (2017, Tasmania) - for private hospital (unled)

Inquest into the death of Natasha Calleja (2017) - for public health service (unled)

Paul has broad practical experience in insurance law, including litigated disputes on indemnity, double insurance, fraud / non-disclosure and subrogated recovery issues for Australian and London insurers and intermediaries.

Before coming to the bar, Paul spent five years as a senior associate in the litigation team at DLA Piper, acting in large-scale, multi-defendant personal injury litigation. He has extensive experience in medical negligence, including catastrophic spinal injury and obstetric cases.

He is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association’s Victorian committee, and of the Commercial Bar's Insurance & Professional Negligence section. Paul writes and presents frequently on the common law and medical negligence.

From 27 Oct 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.