Professional History

2013 to 2016:

Practise as a Partner at Sydney CBD boutique firm McLaughlin & Riordan, managing a major commercial / government liability project including:


  • Representation of 73 interested insulation industry businesses before the 2014 Royal Commission into the former Rudd Government’s Home Insulation Program (HIP)
  • lobbying and conferring with the federal government regarding the implementation of the Royal Commissioner’s recommendations for compensation to the insulation industry
  • securing of litigation funding for the investigation of and sign-up to a commercial class action against the Commonwealth in respect of the HIP
  • provision of advice and representation to approximately 150 insulation industry businesses throughout

2009 to 2013:

Practise at the levels of Special Counsel and Partner at 2 Sydney mid-tier firms, McCabe Terrill and Hicksons:


  • medical defence litigation (representing individual doctors, public and private hospitals and insurers)
  • other professional and government liability defence litigation
  • workplace relations in government organisations
  • representation in Coronial Inquests
  • representation of healthcare providers in Medicare investigations

2005 to 2012:

Independent work by Ministerial appointment as a Board member to the NSW and national registered healthcare provider regulatory authorities, including:


  • policy formulation
  • interpretation of legislation,
  • regulation of disciplinary complaints and registration standards in areas such as conduct, advertising, accreditation, recency of practice, and mandatory notifications

2006 to 2007:


  • work for an enterprise risk management consultancy firm
  • industrial advocacy and workplace conduct management for a NSW government organisation,

1995 to 2005:

Practise mainly in plaintiff medical negligence law at 2 boutique Sydney firms, McCourt Charlton and as a Partner at McLaughlin & Riordan:


  • plaintiff medical negligence litigation
  • representation in health care disciplinary complaints process
  • coronial inquests – The Late Caroline Anderson