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Lucy Wilk is a Senior Associate in our health law team
Born and raised in Newcastle, Lucy has excellent legal credentials. She graduated with First Class Honours and a received a number of academic prizes from the University of Newcastle in 2009. At the end of her formal legal education, Lucy worked in Sydney as an Associate to a Supreme Court Judge. Here she had had the opportunity to observe medical negligence cases and decided that she would aim to work in this area of the law. She then worked as a litigator at a top tier Sydney law firm for several years.
Lucy returned to her home town of Newcastle in 2012 and gained employment as an academic at the University of Newcastle’s School of Law. After teaching at the University, Lucy joined the team at Catherine Henry Lawyers and commenced practicing exclusively in medical negligence. During that time, she assisted clients with a variety of medical negligence matters including matters relating to mental health, orthopaedics, traumatic birth experiences, cosmetic surgery, oncology and general surgery.
“I believe strongly in community and social justice, and practising in the area of health law gives me the opportunity to help clients negotiate a challenging time in their lives.”
Lucy has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and specifically in medical negligence and is a skilled litigator and negotiator in:
- Medical Negligence, Health Law and Coronial Inquests
- Appearing in the Local, District and Supreme Courts
- Hearings and Mediations
Lucy is a member of the following organisations:
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Women Lawyers Association of NSW
- Newcastle Law Society
- Australian Lawyers Alliance
Lucy is a natural communicator and passionate advocate for community and social justice. She has volunteered as a solicitor for the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service and as a mentor for vulnerable young people through a program facilitated by the Department of Education NSW. In her spare time Lucy enjoys cycling and spending time with family and friends.