Today, W+K welcomes two new Health partners: Marie-Clare Elder and Claudine Watson-Kyme. The combination of our new Sydney-based partners and Partner Chris Spain in Melbourne creates a formidable, fresh Health team.
Both Marie-Clare and Claudine come from senior in-house roles, have medical backgrounds and are widely respected for the advice and support they provide to medical and allied health professionals.
Marie-Clare Elder specialises in health, medical negligence and personal injury litigation. She has practised in Australia and the United Kingdom in senior in-house roles and is a former clinical nurse specialist in intensive care. Most recently, Marie-Clare was the Senior Legal Counsel – Manager Legal Services at MIGA, where she was responsible leading the eastern seaboard team and for general legal advice and litigated claims, coronial inquests, disciplinary and employment matters.
Claudine Watson-Kyme is a health law specialist with extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution. During her career, Claudine has represented and advised NSW health agencies, medical indemnity insurers, hospitals, medical practitioners and allied health providers. Her experience spans liability claims, coronial inquests, disciplinary and administrative law matters. She is a former nurse and, most recently, was the Manager of Cases and Advisory Services at MDA National.
With their in-house experience, Chris, Marie-Claire and Claudine are reinventing the traditional healthcare offering and creating something genuinely different for the market in terms of price, service and an empathetic and practical approach to claims management. Our offering will be tailored to meet the diverse needs of the health sector, including medical negligence claims, disciplinary matters, coronial inquiries, advisory services and employment law support.