Hayley O’Brien joined Catherine Henry Lawyers as a paralegal in May 2016 and was appointed as a solicitor to the Health Law Team in December 2017
Hayley completed a Bachelor of Social Science and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of Newcastle. She completed her Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law and was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2017.
She represented the University of Newcastle in the NSW Intervarsity Client Interviewing Competition in 2016. She was a finalist in the Gilbert and Tobin Client Interviewing Competition in 2015 and 2014.
Since joining Catherine Henry Lawyers, Hayley has focused almost exclusively on medical negligence matters. She developed a keen interest in health law during her university studies and is thrilled to now be specialising in that area. In addition to medical negligence, Hayley has also gained experience in debt recovery and elder abuse.
When people’s physical and mental wellbeing are suddenly or unexpectedly taken away, it can affect every aspect of their life. They may find themselves unable to work, care for themselves or their loved ones, pursue their interests or cope with their injury-related expenditures.
Hayley’s philosophy is to commit herself to realising the challenges faced by each individual client, and work to ensure that they understand and receive their fair share of compensation for the damage caused by another’s negligence.
Hayley’s interests include scuba diving, cooking, travelling and animal welfare.