Toby Biddle

Partner | Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8032
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8032
Toby Biddle

Toby Biddle

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Biography

Toby Biddle is a disputes partner based in Sydney and leads the firm's Life Sciences & Healthcare group in Australia.

Toby focusses on disputes in the life sciences and healthcare sector, in addition to product liability, professional liability and general liability risks in a range of other industries. He has substantial experience and expertise in acting for life sciences companies in class and individual actions arising from therapeutic goods; advising healthcare companies on litigation and risk management; acting in healthcare indemnity cases including defence of malpractice suits, coronial inquests and investigations; and acting in litigation arising from product, professional and general liability risks. His clients include global medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, global healthcare providers, government agencies and insurers.

Toby has acted on many of the most significant healthcare product liability class actions in Australia over the past ten years, which are reshaping the landscape in this area. He is also advising several clients on pending class actions involving healthcare products which have been flagged for potential action by plaintiff class action lawyers.

Toby's expertise has been recognised in a number of directory listings, including Best Lawyers in Australia for Product Liability Litigation and Insurance Law, The Legal 500 for Disputes (Class Actions) and Doyle's Guide as a Leading Lawyer for Medical Negligence (Defendant).  

Toby has represented clients in the High Court, the Federal Court, NSW Supreme Court, ACT Supreme Court, Western Australia Supreme Court, South Australian Supreme Court, NSW Coroners' Court, Western Australian Coroners Court, NSW Medical Tribunal and various other Federal and State Tribunals.

Toby is the Vice President of the NSW Medico-Legal Society.


Professional experience

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  • Masters of Law, University of New South Wales (2007)
  • Admitted as a solicitor of Supreme Court of New South Wales (1998) and High Court of Australia (2008)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law (1998)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University (1996)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University (1996)

 

  • High Court of Australia 2008
  • NSW Supreme Court 1998
  • Medico-Legal Society of NSW (Secretary)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • National Product Liability Association
  • NSW Claims Discussion Group

 


Knowledge

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