Manuela is a Senior Associate in our Health Law team.
Manuela provides advice and representation to medical and health care practitioners, medical defence organisations, insurers and hospitals. She is experienced in managing internal AHPRA investigations (regarding health, performance or conduct issues), defending medical negligence claims, responding to patient complaints and acting in vocational disciplinary proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal.
More recently, Manuela provided assistance in defending a high-profile anti-discrimination case in the Australian Human Rights Commission in Canberra. Prior to joining Panetta McGrath, she has also provided advice and representation in relation to cases involving disability discrimination in education.
Manuela also has experience in employment law and provides support to our employment and workplace relations team from time to time.
She has worked for a range of clients not only in private practice but also as in-house counsel for one of Australia’s largest private not-for-profit health care organisations.
Manuela was admitted to practice in 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Manuela is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.