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Jess Bayly

Senior Associate
+61.3.9205.2123
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Bayly is a litigation lawyer, practicing predominantly in the areas of professional and public liability law.

Ms. Bayly represents and provides advice to a variety of interested parties including hospitals, health care providers, correctional facilities and other state services in defence of professional and public liability claims, including professional malpractice claims. Ms. Bayly assists clients to respond to, and defend, claims brought in various jurisdictions, including legal proceedings issued in state and commonwealth courts, tribunals, government inquires and coronial investigations.

Ms. Bayly also assists clients to respond to and negotiate resolution of complaints made to health and other service regulators. She has also provided advice and successful recovery in motor vehicle recovery claims.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Insurance Law Association member
  • Women In Insurance member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
  • Fitzroy Community Legal Service volunteer
  • REACH foundation pro bono volunteer
  • Acting for Victorian public health care organisations on claims of medical malpractice including negligent surgical technique, failure to warn, and failure to diagnose.
  • Defending public liability claims arising from injuries that occurred on government property including on appropriate risk management and maintenance of property.
  • Acting for country and metropolitan hospitals, rural general practitioners and other state health care providers at coronial inquests.
  • Referring impairment assessments to the Victorian Medical Panel.
  • Defending organisations in recovery claims made by WorkCover.
  • Acting for interested parties seeking recovery of outstanding debts as a result of motor vehicle damage.