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The Value of Health Sector Experience in Health Law

At Holman Webb Lawyers, we acknowledge the profound impact that direct experience in the health sector, including clinical backgrounds, can have in the field of health law. Our extensive involvement in this sector highlights the benefits of combining legal expertise with an in-depth understanding of healthcare. This synergy not only enriches our legal proficiency but also deepens our grasp of the healthcare environment.

In this article, we'll explore why experience in the health sector, whether through clinical roles or other relevant exposure, is not merely advantageous but highly beneficial in health law, focusing on its influence on legal advice, patient safety, and policymaking.

Case Note: Pridgeon v Medical Council of New South Wales [2022] NSWCA 60

This case note discusses the 14 April 2022 decision in Pridgeon v Medical Council of New South Wales [2022] NSWCA 60.

This particular matter arises from extraordinary circumstances that may never again be seen in quite the same way. Nevertheless, the case has broad application due to its interpretation of the scope of the “public interest” aspect of s.150 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW), and its proper use.

The Practitioner in this matter, Dr Pridgeon, is a general practitioner who formerly worked in Grafton, located in northern New South Wales.  On 29 October 2018, the NSW Medical Council suspended his registration under section 150. 

The Practitioner sought reviews of the decision from the Council, but the suspension was affirmed. He then appealed to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which dismissed his appeal.

The Practitioner appealed to the NSW Court of Appeal.

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