Erin Woodward is a Senior Associate and head of health law
Erin joined the health and medical law team at Catherine Henry Lawyers in 2019 to focus exclusively in this highly specialised area of personal injury practice. She is now head of the health law department.
Erin has been a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in personal injury law since 2012. She has broad experience in medical negligence matters including those involving treatment leading to catastrophic injury, obstetric mismanagement leading to birth injury and maternal trauma, misdiagnosis of cancer treatment, cosmetic surgery and post-surgical complications.
Prior to joining Catherine Henry Lawyers, Erin spent 16 years at a well-established regional firm where she practised exclusively in personal injury matters – motor accident claims, workers’ compensation, public liability and medical negligence matters.
“I take great pride in being able to make the legal process accessible by explaining the law and claims process in plain English. Many people find it daunting to even contact a solicitor, let alone proceed along the path of starting legal proceedings. I believe that a solicitor practising in the very sensitive area of medical and health law needs to be a clear communicator, compassionate and caring, resourceful, driven and hardworking. I aim to exhibit these traits in all my client communications each day.”
Areas of Practice
- Health and medical law
- Personal injury law
- The Supreme Court of NSW
- The High Court of Australia
- Law Society of NSW
- Newcastle Law Society
- Australia Lawyers Alliance (ALA)
Erin holds the role of Secretary of the ALA Medical Law Special Interest Group.