Emily MacDonald

Working in the health sector allows me to work with clients who are purpose and values driven. These clients share my proactive approach to resolving claims and complaints in ways that protect the organisation or individual’s professional and personal interests.

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Emily MacDonald

Associate

Emily is an Associate in our Insurance and Health team based in our Brisbane office.

Prior to Emily joining BN in 2020, she worked as a Judge’s Associate and in the commercial disputes and insurance and corporate risk teams at a top tier international firm. Emily is an experienced litigator and practises primarily in the health, aged care and disability sectors.

Emily specialises in medical negligence defence and has particular experience in:

  • defending medico-legal claims in New South Wales and Queensland;
  • health investigations, including Health Service Investigations, Professional Services Review audits and disciplinary proceedings; and
  • supporting large organisations to participate in Royal Commissions, including the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the Royal Commission in Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Emily has a particular interest in sensitive and catastrophic claims, including those involving maternal fetal medicine, emergency medicine and children’s health. Emily is passionate about supporting hospitals, health practitioners and their insurers to resolve claims and maintain exceptional patient safety and quality of care standards.

‘Working in the health sector allows me to work with clients who are purpose and values driven. These clients share my proactive approach to resolving claims and complaints in ways that protect the organisation or individual’s professional and personal interests.’

Emily holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Expertise

Insurance and Health

Brisbane