Alexandra Darcey


Areas of expertise


Alex has a long experience of working with insurers across all insurance lines, including public and product liability matters and MAIB compulsory third party matters.

She works with a number of MDOs, supporting their members in common law proceedings, disciplinary proceedings, Medicare investigations, inquests and other inquiries and proceedings.

She also represents professional disciplinary bodies with their inquiries and prosecutions.


Alex has a reputation for being pragmatic and considerate of all aspects of any legal problem, including reputational risk and cost exposure.

Examples of Alex’s experience include:

  • Litigious matters and advisory work for insured medical practitioners and allied health professionals in the defence of claims for professional negligence, disciplinary proceedings, inquests and in dealing with statutory bodies including Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Integrity Commission, the Anti-Discrimination Commission and the Office of the Health Complaints Commission.
  • Defence of numerous personal injury claims, including claims made pursuant to the Fatal Accident Act 1934 and in catastrophically damaged infant plaintiff claims involving multiple parties and complex issues of liability and quantum.
  • Provision of advice and submissions with respect to the interpretation of the State Service Act 2000 and the State Code of Conduct.

Between October 2021 and November 2022 Alex was engaged as one of the Counsel Assisting the Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings.

Alex regularly presents continuing legal practice seminars for the Law Society of Tasmania and other bodies with an educative function.

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