NSW Personal Injury and National Medical Law Conference 2021

Contact Information

02 9258 7726


Natalie Burt, Event Manager



Luna Park, Sydney


Registrations Open: 22nd Jan 21 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 11th Mar 21 12:00 PM

Places Available: 13

NSW Personal Injury and National Medical Law Conference 2021

We are excited to announce that we have combined the 2020 Medical Law Conference (which was postponed due to COVID-19) with our 2021 NSW Conference to create a joint NSW Personal Injury and national Medical Law Conference in March.

The Conference will be divided into two concurrent streams – a personal injury stream (NSW-focused) and a medical law stream (national-focused). Delegates will have access to both streams and will be able to switch between them throughout the day.

This Conference will be held at the iconic Luna Park Sydney, and is the perfect opportunity to gain up to 6 CPD points before the end of the CPD year, enhance your professional development and network with other legal professionals.

This event will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols.

Program Highlights

NSW Personal Injury Stream

  • Keynote Address: Ruby Princess/ Covid-19
    Richard Beasley SC, Senior Counsel assisting the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

  • Workers' Compensation update
    Steve Groves, Director, Lamrocks

  • Institutional Abuse
    Richard Royle, Barrister, Sir Own Dixon Chambers

  • Admin law update
    Jnana Gumbert, Barrister, Jack Shand Chambers

  • Update on NDIS/ paybacks
    Jane Campbell, Aeran

  • NSW Case Review
    Andrew Morrison RFD SC, Wardell Chambers

  • More sessions to be confirmed

National Medical Law Stream

  • First Nations Health Justice & Medical Negligence
    George Newhouse, National Justice Project
    Prof. Chelsea Bond University of Queensland
    Jazlie Davis, National Justice Project

  • BYO Bandages – the case for regional and rural health reform
    Catherine Henry, Catherine Henry Lawyers

  • Birth trauma, instrumental delivery and consent issues
    Clinical Professor Jonathon Hyett, University of Sydney

  • Diagnosis of complex bereavement disorder
    Dr Joan Haliburn, Consultant child, adolescent and family Psychiatrist and psychologist

  • Cosmetic surgery and consent issues
    Dr Malcolm Linsell, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

  • Medical litigation: Miles to go before we sleep
    Bill Madden, Special Counsel, Carrol & O’Dea Lawyers

Conference session times

Friday 12 March 2021 | 8:30am–5:15pm.

Fees and Information

Rates inclusive of GST

Early-bird registrations close Friday 19th February 2021

(Register and PAY)


ALA Member $750.00


Member Bulk rate (8 or more delegates from same firm)
Email events@lawyersalliance.com.au with
delegates names and requirements.



Additional sponsor rep ( day pass only)

Contact our events team


Registration Inclusions

  • Access to all Conference sessions from Keynote Address to the closing session;
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon break;
  • Password to access ALA Conference event app through Attendeehub, which includes conference papers, maps, event schedules, push notifications, speaker biographies, Sponsor information and chance to interact with other delegates;
  • Admission to Post Conference Reception;.
  • Form for the ALA draw prize

Social Events

Post-Conference reception

This function will be held on Friday 12 March from 5:30pm at Crystal Palace. Guests will be provided with canapés and beverages from 5:30-7:00pm.

Take in the beautiful Sydney harbour while watching the sunset and mingling with your fellow attendees. You'll also be provided with tickets to enter Luna Park and ride on the ferris wheel and other available rides.

Admission is included with delegate Conference registration.
Additional guest tickets can be purchased upon registration.


By car

Luna Park parking

Wondering where to park when you visit? Luna Park has its own car park! There are 389 space secure spaces, available to guests from 7:00am.
Entry to the car park is via Paul Street, just off Alfred St South, Milsons Point.
Full day $39.00 per car. If you pre-book parking with the ALA and pay before the conference, you will receive the discounted rate of $18,00 per car.

By ferry

Milsons Point Wharf

The Wharf is situated right in front of the iconic Luna Park Sydney face, please check the Transport NSW timetables for more details to plan your trip.
NOTE: Milsons Point Wharf is wheelchair accessible.

To view pricing for ferry tickets or to plan your trip, view the built-in planner on our website, or visit Transport NSW info.

By train

Milsons Point Station

Travelling north, Milsons Point Station is the first stop after Wynyard station in the CBD. Travelling south it is immediately after North Sydney Station.
Milsons Point Station can be found on both the ‘Northern Line’ and ‘North Shore/ Western Line’. From the station, Luna Park is a 5 minute stroll downhill towards the water.

To view pricing for train tickets or to plan your trip, view the built-in planner on our website, or visit Transport NSW info.



Meriton Suites North Sydney
80 Arthur Street, North Sydney
02 9277 1125

View Sydney, formally North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
17 Blue Street, North Sydney

02 9955 0449

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Major Partner:




Exhibitor + Event App

Please see below sponsorship opportunities available at the Conference:

  • Major partner
  • Partner
  • Exhibitor
  • Post-conference reception sponsor
  • Advertiser
  • Catering break sponsor

Please contact enquiries@lawyersalliance.com.au to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Terms and conditions

Cancellations received before 19/02/21 will be refunded in full. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER As all costs will be pre-paid to service providers, these cancellation conditions apply to all registration, accommodation and social event payments. Changes are subject to availability. Substitutions are allowed up to 48 hours prior to the commencement of the conference and all requests must be made in writing.If there is a covid outbreak and the New South Wales Government announce that events of 100+ attendees are not allowed, the ALA will provide a full refund to registered attendees for registration and accommodation. If you are unable to attend due to border restrictions, you will be provided with a recording of the session.

All payments for registration, accommodation, activities and any applicable membership fees must be made prior to the commencement of the conference. We reserve the right to cancel some or all of your booking if payment is not received. Accommodation payments, cancellations and changes are subject to the requirements of the hotel and its arrangements with the Australian Lawyers Alliance in relation to room guarantees. Accommodation charges are ‘room only’ and do not include breakfast or any other incidental charges, but do include any government taxes and booking fees. Delegates are responsible for all incidental charges payable to the hotel on departure. In the case of a 'no show', all payments due for registration, social events, accommodation or any associated fees will still need to be settled by the registrant after the event.

The Australian Lawyers Alliance reserves the right to alter any published program. The right is reserved to cancel or change itineraries or substitute services without notice. In most instances, comprehensive papers are provided by the speakers, however, the Australian Lawyers Alliance is unable to take responsibility for papers not provided.

The Australian Lawyers Alliance assumes no liability whatsoever for injury, damage, loss, accident or delay to persons or property other than to the minimum extent required by law. In view of statutory or contractual limitations that may apply to personal injury or property damage and loss, the purchase of accident, baggage & travel insurance is strongly recommended.

The ALA manages your personal information in accordance with our responsibilities under the relevant laws.All attendee contact details will be provided to event partners for one post event email.