name

Christine Plevey

Special Counsel
Firm Logo

MinterEllison

Canberra, Australia
    Local Time: Thursday 04:33

Practice Expertise

  • Class Actions
  • General Insurance Claims
  • Commissions and Inquiries
  • Government Dispute Resolution

Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Commissions and Inquiries
  • General Insurance Claims
  • Government Dispute Resolution
  • Health and Ageing Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Workers Compensation
  • View More

Profile

My specialty is medical negligence claims against doctors and nurses –especially acting for medical defence organisations and private hospital operators in the defence of such claims.

I am committed to being responsive to clients’ needs and providing timely and accurate advice.

Career highlights

  • Comcover and government clients – acting in general liability, property damage, professional indemnity, and directors’ and officers’ claims
  • A Commonwealth agency – represented the client in a class action brought by a group of plaintiffs for personal injury resulting from alleged lead poisoning, achieving a global settlement following mediation
  • Medical defence organisations – defended personal injury claims against doctors and represented doctors in complaints and investigations before the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • The owner and operator of a private hospital – acting in the defence of negligence claims for personal injury
  • A private insurance client – successfully defended a common law action brought in the ACT Supreme Court by a plaintiff who slipped at a licensed club
  • XL Insurance – successfully defended an ACT Supreme Court action brought against the owner of a shopping centre for personal injury arising from a slip and fall recovering costs from the unsuccessful plaintiff

Education
BEC (Economics) LLB (Hons)

Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Commissions and Inquiries
  • General Insurance Claims
  • Government Dispute Resolution
  • Health and Ageing Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Workers Compensation

Professional Career



Professional Associations
  • Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, Member
  • Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, former Committee Member (ACT Branch)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association, Member

Meet our Firms and Professionals

WSG’s member firms include legal, investment banking and accounting experts across industries and on a global scale. We invite you to meet our member firms and professionals.