Ms. Dawes focuses her practice on medical defence claims, professional indemnity, general liability and insurance coverage. She has extensive experience in medical negligence claims across all jurisdictions, acting for public hospitals, rural doctors, community health services, ambulance services, the State of Victoria and the Department of Human Services in defence of civil litigation and at Coronial Inquests. Ms. Dawes represents her clients before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal acting in Freedom of Information matters and actions regarding alleged breaches of privacy.
Ms. Dawes has acted for public hospitals and regional general practitioners in the defence of complaints to the Health Services Commissioner and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Ms. Dawes also handles general personal injury and public liability litigation. She is involved in defending WorkCover and TAC recovery actions and regularly provides advice on policy interpretation and various aspects of coverage for insureds.
Ms. Dawes has given presentations on Freedom of Information legislation, the Coronial Inquiry process and Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006.