Edward Mitchell is a Senior Associate in our Insurance and Health team and is based in the Adelaide office.
Edward specialises in:
- Professional indemnity; and
- Health law.
Edward acts for and provides advice to professional indemnity insurance providers and medical defence organisations and their members on issues including medical negligence and personal injury claims, disciplinary proceedings, Coroner’s investigations and inquests and risk management. Edward has acted for and defended a variety of medical and health care providers including hospitals and medical practitioners.
'I have always had an interest in health, having studied health science at university in addition to law. I find it to be a fascinating and diverse area, which is expanding at a rapid pace.'
After graduating, Edward worked as Associate to the Honourable Justice Kelly in the Supreme Court of South Australia, before moving into private practice. Edward has practiced exclusively in health and general litigation and dispute resolution since commencing his practising career.
Edward appreciates the high financial and personal cost of litigation for health professionals and where appropriate endeavours to take proactive steps to resolve claims and disputes at an early stage.
Edward holds a Bachelor of Laws - LLB (Hons.) and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.Hlt.Sc).