Area of expertise
- Health Law & Medical Negligence
- Professional Indemnity
- Public & Product Liability
- Medicare audits and investigations
- Hospital and disciplinary investigations
- Medical employment disputes
- Coronial inquests
Special Counsel LLB (First Class Hons), BSocSc, GDipLegalPrac, MIL
phone +61 2 9234 4538
Karine is an experienced insurance litigator and advocate specialising in health law.
She currently acts for a range of healthcare providers including doctors, radiologists, dentists, pathologists, pharmacists, private hospitals and alternative health care providers across all areas of health law. She regularly appears on behalf of clients in all jurisdictions at disciplinary proceedings, Medicare inquires and investigations, mediations and interlocutory applications. She is also skilled in handling civil claims, public health matters, hospital investigations, coronial inquests, complaints to disciplinary bodies and employment disputes.
Karine’s expertise in health law is bolstered by her extensive experience in advising insurers on complex insurance law issues such as claims management, indemnity, policy interpretation, liability and fraud, particularly those relating to Medicare services. Previous clients include Australian and global insurers and underwriters, government departments and corporations.
She has an excellent understanding of all aspects of insurance litigation and dispute resolution and has often appeared before the Federal Court as well as the Supreme / District Courts in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia plus various tribunals.
Her recent experience includes acting for several doctors in large scale Medicare audits and investigations, acting for several plastic and reconstructive surgeons in civil claims arising from alleged suboptimal surgical results and acting for a medical specialist involved in an extensive hospital investigation and complaints to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission and Medical Council.
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Medico Legal Society of NSW Inc
- Women in Insurance