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Bill Madden

Bill Madden


Phone: (02) 8226 7316

International Phone: (+61 2) 8226 7316

Location: Sydney

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Based in our Sydney office, Bill also travels to our Melbourne office. He can assist clients in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

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 a co-author in those areas (see below) and also teaches in those aspects of the law at universities.

“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 obtained accreditation as a mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and 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

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.
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
  • Affiliate member of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.
  • Co-author of three books: Institutional abuse of children: Legal remedies and redress in Australia 2nd edition, The National Disability Scheme Handbook and Australian Medical Liability 5th edition
  • Editorial board member for Australian Civil Liability and Australian Health Law Bulletin, Lexis Nexis Butterworths.
  • Senior fellow with the Melbourne Law Masters program at the University of Melbourne.
  • Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bill is listed in the Australasian Lawyers Magazine as a 5 star Personal Injury Expert for 2022.
  • Bill is listed in the 2022 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Preeminent’ practitioner in the area of Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.

  • Bill is listed in the 2023 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Preeminent’ practitioner in the area of Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.


  • Bill Madden is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

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