Seun Idowu

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB, GradDipLegalPrac, BIT and BComm,

Industries

Practices

Seun is a defendant insurance litigator and health law specialist. Seun knows the legislative framework and policies of the health system in NSW and has acted for public and private hospitals, employed doctors and nurses and Visiting Medical Officers in a range of medical and surgical practice areas.

Seun has expertise in coronial investigations from deaths in custody and civil claims arising from prison incidents. She understands the complexities of medical treatment delivered in correctional facilities, and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders including private prison operators, health service providers, Corrective Services NSW and the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.

In addition to her personal injury and coronial practice, Seun has assisted doctors and nurses during regulatory investigations led by the Health Care Complaints Commission and other bodies.

In previous matters, Seun has appeared as an advocate for her clients (without counsel) in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of NSW, and the NSW State Coroner’s Court.

Seun provides her clients with proactive advice and support. Her aim is to expeditiously resolve meritorious claims on favourable terms to the insurer and insured, and robustly investigate and defend unfounded and opportunistic claims.

Experience

Recent examples of Seun’s advocacy experience, without counsel, include:

  • Appeared for a public hospital in a medical negligence claim commenced in the Supreme Court of NSW by the partner of a deceased patient (proceedings dismissed with costs).
  • Acted for an educational institute in the coronial inquest into the suicide of a teenage student (Inquest into the death of DT 13 October 2017).
  • Appeared for a NSW Local Health District in Court of Appeal proceedings involving a litigant in person (Hassan v Sydney Local Health District [2021] NSWCA 97).

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of NSW, Medico-Legal Society of NSW