Kate Hickey

Litigation can be so adversarial. I believe fiercely protecting your client’s interests and being nice are not mutually exclusive.

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Kate Hickey


Kate is a Principal in our Insurance & Health team and is located in our Sydney office.

Kate has practiced exclusively in health law and professional indemnity for over 20 years, acting for a range of medical professionals and facilities. She has acted in defence of professional negligence injury claims and disciplinary matters, and is experienced in the defence of disciplinary complaints to the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Health Care Complaints Commission and the related professional Council’s. She has a particular interest in risk management and has presented on this topic to a number of professional associations.

Kate brings an intelligent approach to her claims work, developed during her time at a specialist medical negligence Sydney law firm where she acted for medical practitioners in professional indemnity and disciplinary proceedings. She has also acted on occasion in criminal proceedings brought against health practitioners.

Kate has an extensive health law practice involving pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors, and physiotherapists, and also handles numerous veterinary, beautician and child care litigation matters. She is a regular presenter of risk management seminars and has been a key adviser to the Australian Dental Association across the country.

Kate is currently listed in the 2021 edition of Doyles Guide as a Recommended Medical Negligence Lawyer and has also been recognised in Best Lawyers for Insurance Law since 2023.


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