Chris West

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB, B App Sc, Grad Dip App Sc (Nursing)



Chris has 20 years of experience in health and medical law, delivering solutions to clients in the insurance and health sectors. Chris’ focus and experience lies in claims against health practitioners and hospitals, disciplinary matters and complaints, coronial investigations and inquests, and credentialing.  He has also assisted and advised on Medicare, risk management and employment issues.

Chris’ experience is complemented by his degrees in science and law, and postgraduate qualifications in nursing, midwifery and neonatal intensive care. His legal experience combined with more than 10 years’ experience as a clinician and manager in public and private hospitals, sees him ideally placed to assist hospitals, and medical and allied health indemnity insurers and their members.  Chris understands all aspects of the health care industry, not only the legal.  He has previously worked for national law firms and small specialist insurance firms, as well as in-house at Australia’s largest medical defence organisation.

Professional Membership

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Medico-Legal Society of Queensland

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