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Gregg Sivyer

Special Counsel

Brisbane

+61 7 3225 5960

Gregg is a highly skilled litigation lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in handling health law, medical and dental law matters.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Gregg primarily represents medical practitioners in civil negligence claims, complaints to the Office of the Health Ombudsman and Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency, disciplinary proceedings before the Medical Board of Australia and the Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal, criminal prosecutions, coronial inquiries and Medicare reviews.

Prior to joining Moray & Agnew, Gregg worked for a global law firm. In that position, he acted for a range of clients, including a large medical professional indemnity organisation and an international dental professional indemnity organisation. 

Other examples of Gregg’s experience include managing a case load of civil compensation claims, disciplinary proceedings, coronial inquiries and Medicare reviews, managing catastrophic injury claims for a major Australian medical defence organisation for in excess of 10 years (under partner supervision), acting for a major religious organisation in connection with personal injury claims arising from child sexual abuse and acting for a superannuation trustee in relation to claims for total and permanent disablement.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Examples of Gregg’s experience include:

  • Managing a caseload of civil compensation claims, disciplinary proceedings, coronial inquiries and Medicare reviews for over 20 years
  • Managing catastrophic injury claims under the supervision of a partner for a major Australian medical defence organisation for over 10 years
  • Acting for a major religious organisation in connection with personal injury claims arising from child sexual abuse
  • Acting for a superannuation trustee in relation to claims for total and permanent disablement
  • Successfully defending a general practitioner against a claim by a patient in Chopra v Maxwell [2003] QSC 188 in the Supreme Court of Queensland at Cairns
  • Acting in the successful defence of Mollenhauer v Gilroy [2004] QSC 377 in the Supreme Court of Queensland, which established the precedent that a defendant could deduct Centrelink benefits from 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 [2004] QCA 150 in the Queensland Court of Appeal as well as the plaintiff’s application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Hons), 1994, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology, 1994, Queensland University of Technology

Memberships

  • Medico-Legal Society of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society