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Caroline Rubira

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Rubira is a lawyer in our Commercial Disputes team, practicing in the areas of insurance litigation and personal injury law.

Ms. Rubira represents hospitals, health care providers and other state entities in defence of medical negligence claims, ranging from smaller claims to catastrophic injuries. She has also assisted in the defence of hospitals at coronial inquests.

Ms. Rubira joined K&L Gates as a graduate in 2015 and completed rotations in the Commercial Disputes, Real Estate and Insolvency/Restructuring teams.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Rubira worked as a paralegal and volunteered at Fitzroy Legal Service and Broadmeadows Community Legal Centre.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
  • Assisting with defence of medical malpractice claims brought against Victorian public health care organisations.
  • Representing hospitals, other state health care providers and pro bono clients at coronial inquests.
  • Assisting with defence of public liability claims arising from injuries sustained on government property.
  • Referring impairment assessments to the Victorian Medical Panel.
  • Acting for public health care organisations in respect of claims for breach of privacy.
  • Defending organisations that are subject to a recovery claims made by WorkCover.