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It’s a sad fact that sometimes our experiences with the healthcare system don’t go according to plan

At Catherine Henry Lawyers, we can help you understand your rights and claim for any wrongdoing.

Our lawyers are experts in all areas of health and medical law including medical negligence, medical malpractice, women’s health, reproductive law, dust diseases and more.

Our specialist knowledge and extensive experience in the health and medical law area is widely acknowledged in the legal profession, as well as outside of it. That’s why we’ve become the preferred referral firm for many other lawyers in NSW and the ACT who need specialist advice in health and medical law.

Our Approach

We know that medical and health law often involve a different set of complexities and sensitivities to other areas of the law. We also understand that a lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to getting answers from their health professionals, or they fear that rocking the boat will put their personal and professional relationships at risk.

That’s why our health law team combines robust representation with pragmatic, sensitive advice that takes into account your personal circumstances as well as the law.

We cut out the jargon and discuss your options practically and simply, so that you get the best possible result.

For assistance with your health law issue

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Breaching Professional Boundaries

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Our Health Law Team

Catherine Henry Aged Care

Catherine Henry


Chandrika Darroch

SENIOR ASSOCIATE | BInSt LLB Dip Leg Prac AccSpec(Personal Injury)
Lucy Wilk

Lucy Wilk

Jane Bulter

Jane Bulter

SENIOR SOLICITOR | BA Hons Dip Law (LPAB) Grad Dip Leg Prac MHL (Current candidate)
Lidia Monteverdi

Lidia Monteverdi

Tom Hunter-Leahy

Tom Hunter-Leahy

SOLICITOR | BCom LLB Grad Dip Leg Prac
Hayley O'Brien

Hayley O’Brien

SOLICITOR | BA LLB (Hons) Dip Leg Prac
Judy Manning

Judy Manning

Cathy Lyons

Cathy Lyons

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