Medico Legal & Health Care Law Specialists


We’re proven experts across a wide range of medico legal and dispute resolution matters, as well as investigations and disciplinary proceedings, having successfully represented a broad range of clients.


Our clients range from medical practices and practitioners, to insurers and individuals. We know these matters can be sensitive; you can rely on us to act with discretion and care, whatever the matter or its complexity. Our team can support you in any aspect of medico-legal law.

At Ford Sumner, we have extensive knowledge around privacy and information, and health and safety law. Talk with one of our medico legal experts today: 


Why Ford Sumner Lawyers? 


Our specialist dedicated medico legal team ensures communication is to the highest standard throughout any proceedings, as we understand that there is nothing worse than poor communication from your legal partner. It’s one of the reasons why we stand out as a leading law firm in New Zealand.

Whether you, or your business requires advice or representation, we have the specialist knowledge, expertise and experience to support your requirements on a number of legal issues related to medico legal & health care law, including:

• Health and safety issues
• Treatment issues
• Private medical insurance claims
• ACC related matters
• Mental health issues
• Negligence claims
• Coronial inquests


Talk with our team of health legal specialists.

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Discover our medico legal & health care law experts and their experience below:



Jaesen Sumner

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Sarah Churstain

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Ruth Williams

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Emily Gardiner

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Fenella Smith

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