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Campbelltown Seminar – Continuing Professional Development

March 5, 2020 8:30am - March 5, 2020 1:00pm
Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20/22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560

Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers are hosting a half day Campbelltown Seminar on Thursday 5 March 2020.

Our Speaker Program 

Associate Professor Michael Robertson, Psychiatrist
One of Australia’s leading psychiatric experts, Michael has worked in the fields of ethics, psychological trauma and the philosophy of psychiatry. Michael has worked in occupational and forensic psychiatry for nearly two decades.

Topic: Traumatised Children Grown up: What it means in civil litigation

This presentation will describe the current state of knowledge about the effects of childhood sexual abuse on later mental health, its influence on adult adjustment and vulnerability to develop psychological distress. It will also explore the impairment of function and the transmission of trauma across generation. It will focus on how this issue impacts litigation in settings such as historical sexual abuse claims, complex claims in workers compensation, motor accidents, medical negligence and public liability.


Maithri Panagoda, Partner
Maithri is one of Australia’s leading compensation lawyers. He has worked with the Western Aboriginal Legal Service and since joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers he has continued his commitment to representing Indigenous people.

Topic: Compensation for Members of Stolen Generations – a new TORT

Since the later 1990s attempts have been made to litigate claims for members of stolen generations at Federal and State level, largely without success. Since 2014, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers have been able to resolve over 250 individual claims with the cooperation of the NSW government on an unlitigated basis. Maithri Panagoda will speak on this significant achievement.


Bill Madden, Special Counsel
With over 30 years of extensive civil liability litigation experience, Bill Madden is well known across Australia for his work in medical negligence and institutional abuse law.

Topic: Institutional Abuse of Children: Legal Remedies and Redress in Australia

An overview of key recent development in compensation for abuse, through the courts and through the new National Redress Scheme. What are the current trends and what may happen in the future?


Laura Flanagan, Solicitor
Laura is a plaintiff lawyer who acts for clients in their Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident, Public Liability and Medical Negligence Claims.

Topic: Total and permanent disability insurance: the cover insurers’ don’t like to advertise

Through their superannuation policy, many Australians hold an insurance that they are often unaware exists, total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance. This seminar will provide a general overview of TPD insurance and will discuss the common eligibility criteria and definitions that a person must satisfy in order to make a successful claim. It will also highlight some of the traps that can be contained within the fine print of the TPD policies, which may prevent a person from accessing their insurance cover.


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