Area of expertise
- Health Law & Medical Negligence
- Professional Indemnity
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Coronial inquests
- Administrative law
Special Counsel LLB (First Class Hons), BJus (Distinction), GDipLegalPrac, JP
phone +61 7 3225 5922
Emmelene has broad-ranging experience in insurance, commercial and construction litigation, having worked in litigation with a global law firm since 2007 and at Moray & Agnew since 2018.
She has particular expertise in all aspects of health law and has acted on behalf of many different categories of medical and allied health professionals in disciplinary and civil matters, complex regulatory investigations, coronial inquiries and employment disputes.
Emmelene has also managed complex, high value, high profile and commercially sensitive litigation, including Royal Commissions. She is adept in utilising various dispute resolution mechanisms, ranging from informal / formal negotiation, conciliation and mediation to litigation in various courts and tribunals.
Her clients have included insurers, government organisations, hospitals (and associated doctors) as well as private and pro bono charitable organisations. She has also completed secondments to Australia’s largest medical defence organisation as a Senior Claims Manager, where she gained a unique insight as a commercial client and provided strategic claims management on a large number of active, litigated and non-litigated files.
Emmelene works with clients to bring about commercial outcomes by providing both legal and strategic advice regarding case management and alternative dispute resolution.
- Medico-Legal Society of Queensland
- Queensland Law Society
- Queensland University of Technology Guild Electoral Tribunal
- Queensland University of Technology Law Alumni Chapter