Bill Madden

BA LLB (Hons); FAAL; Acc Spec (Pers. Inj).

Bill is a Special Counsel at Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers and teaches at the Western Sydney , the University of Melbourne and the Queensland University of Technology.

He is on the editorial board member for the LexisNexis publications Australian Health Law Bulletin and Australian Civil Liability, and is a co-author of the books Australian Medical Liability and The National Disability Insurance Scheme Handbook published by LexisNexis. He writes a blog on medical and health law issues at and on twitter at

Bill was Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1981, and qualified as a Public Notary NSW in 1989 and Accredited Specialist NSW in 1993.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

Awards & Recognition

  • Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology
  • Adjunct Fellow, Western Sydney University
  • Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law Masters, University of Melbourne

Speaking Engagements

Recent speaking engagements include:

  • Medical Indemnity Industry Association annual forum 2012 Melbourne
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting 2012 Sydney
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance Medical Law Conference 2012 Sydney
  • College of Law Accredited Specialists Conference 2012 Terrigal


Australian Academy of Law

Areas of expertise
Civil litigation – Medical Lawy
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Macquarie)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Macquarie)
Professional Organisation
Slater & Gordon Lawyers
Authored by
'Australian Medical Liability '
Bill Madden's Wordpress Site
Professional Contact
Tel: +61 2 8226 7316