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Hayley O’Brien is a Solicitor in the health law team
Hayley completed a Bachelor of Social Science in 2015 and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2016 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 May 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.
Hayley is a specialist medical negligence solicitor and acts for clients in the broad range of matters that arise in medical negligence practice. These include emergency medicine, gynaecology, oncology, plastic surgery, orthopaedic and psychiatric injury claims. She worked as a paralegal for two years at the firm before she began working as a specialist solicitor.
Hayley aims to fully appreciate the challenges each individual client faces and to work with them to ensure that they receive proper compensation for the injuries they have sustained in a timely manner.
“An injury can affect so many aspects of a person’s life. Suddenly and generally without warning, a person might find themselves unable to work, care for themselves or their loved ones, pursue their interests, or cope financially. I aim to be as supportive and empathetic as possible and also efficient in such a difficult and challenging time”.
- Law Society of NSW
- Newcastle Law Society