Areas of Practice
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:
Medical Board of Australia v Cukier  VCAT 109 - for medical practitioner (with J Ruskin QC)
Hortle v Royal Childrens Hospital - County Court, 2017 - for defendant hospital (with R Gillies QC)
Ozkul v VWA  VCC 1193 - for defendant (unled)
Mitchell v TAC  VCC 807 - for plaintiff (with C Harrison QC)
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.
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