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Email: bmadden@codea.com.au

Phone: (02) 8226 7316

International Phone: (+61 2) 8226 7316

Location: Melbourne, Sydney


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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.

He is recognised by the NSW Law Society as an accredited specialist in personal injury law.

“Helping people navigate through the legal system and achieve the compensation they deserve is the most meaningful part of my work”.

Mediation and Facilitation

Bill Madden is also accredited as a mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and is a member of the Law Society Mediator’s Panel.

He is available to act as a mediator in civil litigation claims generally, where all parties are represented by lawyers. Other matters may be considered on request, including facilitation of expert evidence conclaves.

For booking enquiries please email bmadden@codea.com.au or call Sabrina Ziems on 02 9291 7123.

Mediation agreement: A standard form mediation agreement is available for download here.

Resources: Information about the Australian mediator standards is available from the Mediator Standards Board, which is also responsible for the implementation of the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS): https://msb.org.au/

Key Professional Achievements

  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1981 and became a NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law in 1993. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
  • Co-author of four books: Institutional abuse of children: Legal remedies and redress in AustraliaThe National Disability Scheme HandbookAustralian Medical Liability 3rd Edition and Health Care & the Law 6th edition.
  • Editorial board member for Australian Civil Liability and Australian Health Law Bulletin, Lexis Nexis Butterworths. He is also a member of the international editorial board of the QUT Law Review.
  • Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology and a senior fellow with the Melbourne Law Masters program at the University of Melbourne. Bill is also an adjunct fellow with the School of Law and of the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University.
  • Bill is listed in the 2020 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Preeminent’ practitioner in the area of Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.                                                                                                                                                                                     

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