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Maddalena Del Vecchio



+61 2 9234 4567

Maddalena has been an insurance litigation lawyer for more than 15 years. She has a particular interest and expertise in medical negligence / malpractice and health law. Maddalena’s current clients include medical defence organisations, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, private hospitals and medical practices.


Maddalena provides advice and acts in matters across all aspects of health law including defending civil claims, disciplinary complaints, hospital inquiries, coronial inquests, Medicare inquiries and employment disputes. Maddalena also has experience in advising on policy interpretation and providing indemnity advice to insurers.

Maddalena has been involved in several special inquiries including the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into off protocol prescribing of chemotherapy and a discrete inquiry by the NSW Minister for Health into a department of a Sydney Hospital.

Maddalena provides advice to her clients and runs most of her matters without the assistance of counsel, including attending interlocutory hearings and mediations.


Recent published cases Maddalena has acted in include:

  • Chen v Medical Council of NSW [2019] NSWCATOD 81 – successful reinstatement of registration
  • Hamlyn v Stanton (No. 3) [2020] NSWDC632 – verdict for the defendant
  • Mia-Angel Bridges-Cole by her litigation guardian Chantelle Sheree Bridges v Dr Zaffar Hussain; Chantelle Sheree Bridges v Dr Zaffar Hussain [2023] NSWSC 18 – verdict for the defendant


Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer – Medical Negligence & Malpractice (Defendant) in NSW by Doyle's Guide since 2020.

Ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia list for:

  • Medical Negligence since 2022
  • Health and Aged Car Law 2025
  • Professional Malpractice Litigation 2025



  • Bachelor of Law, 2005, University of Technology Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, 2005, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Business, 2016, University of Technology Sydney


  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Medico Legal Society of NSW
  • Women in Insurance NSW