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Geoff Black

Geoff Black

Partner

Geoff has been practising since 1989 and has established himself as one of South Australia’s more experienced medical defence lawyers. He routinely represents medical and dental practitioners in civil and criminal proceedings at coroner’s inquests and in disciplinary inquiries.

Geoff regularly provides advice to medical and dental defence organisations and their members on issues involving risk management, allegations of unprofessional conduct and claims of negligence. Additionally, his practice includes the administrative law issues arising from professional activities of health practitioners. Outside the health sector, Geoff also acts for members of the teaching profession who require representation and assistance in relation to disciplinary and criminal proceedings.

Although Geoff’s litigation and dispute resolution experience is extensive throughout the South Australian Civil and Criminal Court systems, as well as the disciplinary and administrative tribunals, he recognises that the high personal and financial costs of litigation demand a focus upon attempts to achieve a negotiated, rather than a litigated, outcome for his clients.

Geoff has been listed in the prestigious national Best Lawyers Australia* list since its inception in 2008 and additionally, in 2012 and 2016, he was named the Lawyer of the Year (Adelaide) in the Health Law sector. Additionally, he has been listed in Doyles Guide as a leading Medical Defence Lawyer.

*Source: Best Lawyers Australia list (practice area: Health & Ageing), published by Woodward/White..

Memberships / associations

  • The Law Society of South Australia