Belinda was called to the Bar in May 2017. Her core expertise is in civil litigation, with a particular interest in common law matters, acting on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
She has significant legal experience in medical negligence and has also represented clients in health-related matters such as superannuation and total and permanent disability claims, as well as coronial inquests and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Belinda has also practiced as in-house counsel at a NSW State-owned Corporation, worked as a solicitor in national practices in Sydney and Newcastle and lectured and tutored at the University of Newcastle. She has been published in the Lexis Nexis Australian Health Law Bulletin (of which she is also on the Editorial Board) and has presented at national conferences.
Since going to the Bar, Belinda has also practiced in Family Law (including as ICL) and NCAT, including in commercial and guardianship matters. She is on the Legal Aid Mental Health Advocacy Panel.
She participates in regular meetings of the University of Newcastle’s Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law and is the legal member of the University of Newcastle’s Human Research Ethics Committee.
Belinda is available to advise and appear matters in Newcastle, Sydney and regional New South Wales.
- Contested estates – family provision
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Family law
- Inquests and commissions of inquiry
- Intentional torts
- Judicial review and administrative law
- Medical negligence
- Mental health and guardianship
- Professional and other negligence
- Personal Injury incl public liability and work injury damages claims
- NSW Bar Association
- Law Society of NSW
- Newcastle Law Society
- Australia Lawyers Alliance