Special Counsel
 Adelaide
(08) 8223 3199

Ester has over 30 years’ experience in medical negligence

Ester started with Hume Taylor & Co in 2000, and has been the firm’s Special Counsel since 2013.

She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and in the High Court in February 1979 and following her move to Adelaide in late 1986 was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1987. She has practised continuously since her admission.

Ester is passionate about her work and shows no sign of slowing down.

Practice areas

Ester’s main areas of practice are:

  • Medical negligence
  • Personal injury

She has spent more than 30 years predominantly practicing in these areas, after originally also being involved in criminal, family law and civil litigation.

Having been involved in a considerable number of very large birth injury and other medical negligence claims, she has received outstanding results for her clients. Despite some claims being settled over a decade ago, she still has ongoing contact with some of her clients and their families – receiving calls at Christmas and Mother’s Day, being invited to 30th birthday celebrations, and even having a dog named after her!

A little more about Ester

Ester is very generous with her time, serving on voluntary Boards, including being the legal representative on the Human Research and Ethics Committee of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital for 10 years.

She was also a former Deputy President on the Guardianship Board and then a Sessional Member of the current community stream of South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She was also a member of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Committee for 3 years.

Ester’s current Boards include:

  • Chair of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority
  • Member of the South Australian Classification Council and Classification of Theatrical Performance Board
  • Proxy member of the Training Centre Review Board

When not at work or serving on Boards, Ester enjoys antique shopping, cooking, fine wine and gardening.

Speak to Ester in Adelaide today about your medical negligence or personal injury case.

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