Alicia is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, with a particular focus on acting for plaintiffs in medical negligence claims. She joined Stacks Goudkamp as a Senior Associate in 2021, after practicing for more than a decade at a number of other law firms, and is now a Practice Group Leader.
Throughout her career, Alicia has assisted her clients in obtaining compensation from medical insurance companies for a variety of claims. These have included medical and surgical negligence; medical injuries such as catastrophic injuries from delays in diagnoses and treatment, as well as misdiagnoses; mishandled cosmetic procedures; failure to inform patients adequately of risks; and acquired brain injuries from birth trauma. She has worked with many medical experts in preparing such claims for her clients.
Alicia has also helped clients receive compensation through the Compensation to Relatives Act and for nervous shock claims following the death of a relative or loved one.
Alicia’s approach when acting for clients in medical negligence claims is that each person is unique and should receive the respect and understanding that was often lacking during their medical or health experience. In many of these situations, the mistake was caused by a medical professional not listening properly to their patient or failing to understand or advise them adequately.
Knowing that the complexity of legal and medical issues facing her clients is often overwhelming, Alicia is careful to ensure her clients understand and are comfortable with the progression of their claims, so they can be fully informed and able to make the best decisions for their situation.
Alicia always wanted to be a lawyer, deciding as a child she would practice law to help disadvantaged people. She has now had cases in the High Court of Australia, NSW Court of Appeal, and in the NSW Supreme, District and Local Courts. Being able to help her clients continues to be Alicia’s source of inspiration as a lawyer.
Outside of work Alicia enjoys being active: running, playing soccer and hiking. Alicia strongly believes in lawyers giving back to the community and helping the less fortunate. In keeping with this belief, Alicia has done voluntary work since she was a child and continues to volunteer her time at a legal centre in Sydney.
Alicia speaks and understands Mandarin at a basic, social level.