Insurance, Health & Aged Care
With over 30 years of experience working in the health industry, both in Australia and the UK, Chris Sweet is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers working in the Australian health sector today.
In the public sector, Chris has worked extensively with SA Health, in claims management, clinical and corporate risk management and legal advising in governance. This includes medical malpractice claims and regulatory matters involving the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Chris has represented health practitioners in South Australia and the Northern Territory in relation to AHPRA regulations and various disciplinary processes.
In the private sector, Chris has assisted private hospital groups, independent community based private hospitals and health professionals on varied legal and risk related issues including clinical practice, by-laws, access to documents, legislative responsibilities and business processes. In more recent years, Chris has provided similar advice to both independent and group aged care providers.Send a Message
Chris understands the complexities and the unique relationship between the law and health industry. Furthermore, he has made it his priority to recognise the realities of practicing within the health profession. His holistic approach to his work is why Chris is deemed such a trusted adviser. A true testament to his character as well as his dedication to his work and clients.
Chris has also contributed to several publications, including The Medical Observer and Australian Health Law Bulletin.
Recent Awards & Recognition
- Recommended, Medical Negligence – Best Lawyers: 2010—2020
- Recommended, Health and Ageing – Best Lawyers: 2010 and 2011
- Pre-eminent Medical Negligence Lawyers (Defendant) SA – Doyles Guide: 2018/2019