Kathryn Booth is a Principal and Director of Maurice Blackburn, based in Melbourne. She is a Law Institute of Victoria Personal Injury Accredited Specialist who practices exclusively in medical negligence on behalf of patients and their families. Kathryn is also one of three Maurice Blackburn lawyers listed by the prestigious Doyle's Guide as a leading plaintiff medical negligence lawyer in Melbourne. Kathryn established the firm’s medical negligence practice in Victoria in 1991 and is now the head of the largest national plaintiff medical negligence team in Australia.
"Medical malpractice cases put the spotlight on the care the patient has received. After there has been an error, people need answers and accountability for what has happened. I have been working in medical law for 24 years and I'm passionate about getting answers for people who have been injured by the health care system.”
In alliance with the Monash University Michael Kirby Centre, Kathryn also established a new pro bono legal clinic for patients at The Alfred Hospital. The HeLP Clinic, the first of its kind in Australia, provides legal triage to hospital patients and their families. Kathryn has the title of Honorary Duty Solicitor Alfred Hospital, and she is also the legal supervisor of the clinic.
Kathryn has achieved hundreds of settlements for catastrophically injured adults and children. Her special interests are obstetrics and gynaecology.