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Bill Madden, Slater and Gordon

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Bill Madden is our medical law national practice group leader, with over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer and more than 20 years working on medical negligence compensation claims. His experience includes claims for serious brain injury, brain haemorrhage, stroke and delayed cancer diagnosis.

Bill has a particular interest in claims regarding birth trauma (cerebral palsy), wrongful birth claims and claims based on genetic testing, such as for hereditary cancers and antenatal diagnosis.

In addition to his work with Slater and Gordon, Bill teaches medical law at universities and is a co-author of three textbooks in the medical law and disability compensation area. He writes about medical law issues on his blog and on twitter.

In 2015 Bill became a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Bill is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono and Legal Profession Committee.

“The most meaningful part of my work is helping people understand and work their way through the legal system.” - Bill Madden


  • Accredited Specialist personal injury law
  • Medical law focusing on medical and clinical negligence
  • Intentional torts