Claudia Hirst - Health Legal

Claudia Hirst

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Claudia Hirst is a practical, insightful and experienced Legal Counsel.

Clients look to Claudia for her extensive health and government sector experience and her solution-driven advice.

Claudia has been providing legal services to the health sector for over 16 years and also has extensive government experience. Prior to commencing at Health Legal, Claudia was the corporate counsel at Austin Health for 8 years.

As corporate counsel, Claudia had responsibility for legal advice and management of research collaborations, including commercialisation of intellectual property, and the co-location of research institutes and other public hospitals.  She also provided oversight and advice on a large clinical trial program working with institutional Human Research Ethics Departments.

From a medico-legal perspective Claudia has direct experience in all aspects of health law advice and has a special interest in end of life decision making.

Claudia has experience and extensive knowledge of coronial matters, a range of complaints and discrimination jurisdictions and has instructed in the Supreme Court in treatment related matters.

As a result of her extensive in-house and government experience, Claudia has a unique insight into the practical aspects of legal issues arising in the health sector.

Claudia specialises in providing medico-legal advice and the management of coronial investigations, contract advice and review, Freedom of Information and other administrative law matters.

Claudia’s extensive experience makes her particularly sensitive to the need for practical and cost-efficient advice.

University of MelbourneLL.B


Medico-legal and policy advice
Privacy and Freedom of Information
Coronial investigations
Government and Public Policy

Office Location

Level 12
484 St Kilda Road
PO Box 7551
Melbourne, VIC 3004

Practice Areas

Health & Aged Care Law