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Gregg Sivyer

Special Counsel
Fax +61.7.3233.0900
Mr. Sivyer is a litigation lawyer with more than 20 years experience in health, medical and dental law matters. He represents primarily medical professionals in civil negligence claims, disciplinary proceedings before the Medical Board of Australia and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and their predecessors, criminal prosecutions, coronial inquiries, and Medicare reviews. Mr. Sivyer acts for various clients including a large international dental professional indemnity organisation and a large medical professional indemnity organisation.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Queensland Medico-Legal Society of Queensland member
  • Australian Insurance Law Association member

Speaking Engagements

  • "Medico-Legal Issues Affecting Private Practice: Tips to Consider Before Practising Privately" presented at the St Andrew's Private Practice Conference, November 2011, September 2014 and September 2015
  • "Risk Management in Practice" presented at the Australian Association of Practice Managers seminar, June 2011
  • Managing a caseload of civil compensation claims, disciplinary proceedings, coronial inquiries, and Medicare reviews.
  • Assisting a partner in most of the catastrophic injury claims for a major Australian medical defence organisation’s Queensland members for the past ten years.
  • Acting for a major religious organisation in claims for personal injury caused by abuse.
  • Acting in the successful defence of a claim by a patient against a general practitioner in Chopra v Maxwell before the Supreme Court of Queensland at Cairns, Australia.
  • Acting in the successful defence of Mollenhauer v Gilroy before the Supreme Court of Queensland, including establishing a precedent entitling a defendant to deduct Centrelink benefits from an award of damages for the costs of raising a child.
  • Acting in the successful defence of a claim by a barrister against a radiology practice in Di Carlo v Dubois & Ors before the Australian Court of Appeal and the plaintiff’s application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.