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Chris West
Special Counsel | Brisbane

Chris is a special counsel in our Insurance team.

Chris joined DibbsBarker in January 2014, having previously worked for national law firms, small specialist insurance firms, and in-house for Australia's largest medical defence organisation.

Chris' wealth of experience is complemented by his degrees in science and law, and his postgraduate qualifications in nursing, midwifery and neonatal intensive care.

Chris' focus, interest and experience lies in disciplinary matters, credentialing, coronial investigations, claims against health care providers and hospitals, and health advisory matters. He has also assisted and advised on employment and Medicare issues.

In combination with more than 10 years' experience as a clinician in public and private hospitals in Australia and overseas, this gives Chris a unique perspective and understanding of hospital and clinical practices, as well as the medical, nursing and allied health professions. He has maintained his association with the health profession by continuing membership of various professional bodies.

Chris is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland. Chris was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended lawyer in the category of Leading Medical Negligence Lawyers (Defendant) – Brisbane in 2015.