Dilani Patrick

Dilani Patrick

Senior Associate (Foreign Qualified Lawyer - Australia) London, United Kingdom

Dilani is a senior associate in our Kennedys office in London. Dilani currently works in the cyber and data risk insurance practice, and her day to day work includes providing strategic advice to cyber insurers and organisations with respect to managing and containing data breaches and the regulatory issues flowing from these incidents. She acts for organisations of varying sizes in relation to high-profile local and international breaches often involving ransomware, data exfiltration and system compromises. 

Prior to moving into the cyber and data risk insurance practice at Kennedys in mid-2022, Dilani worked in the healthcare team in Melbourne, where she acted for medical practitioners and private hospitals in the defence of medical negligence claims, disciplinary proceedings, registration issues, coronial inquests and healthcare complaints. Dilani is also experienced in general insurance and life insurance, having acted for Australian insurers in the defence of public and product liability claims and TPD claims including recovery matters associated with statutory schemes. Prior to her move into private practice, Dilani undertook her legal traineeship at the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, working in an in-house capacity.

Dilani has broad experience in legal advisory, litigation, negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) and Laws | Monash University | 2016

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Victoria | 2018

Market recognition

  • 30 under 30 Finalist, Health and Medical, Lawyers Weekly 2021
  • 30 under 30 Finalist, Health and Medical, Lawyers Weekly 2020
  • Quarter Finalist – Justice Marilyn Moot, Victorian Women Lawyers 2018

Work highlights

  • Defending medical practitioners in disciplinary proceedings initiated by AHPRA.
  • Defending medical practitioners in investigations and audits by the Department of Health.
  • Representing medical practitioners in coronial investigations and Inquests.
  • Defending litigated common law claims (including medical negligence and public liability) claims in all Australian court jurisdictions including appellant courts and alternative dispute forums.
  • Referring impairment assessments to the medical panel and appellate work on impairment assessment outcome.
  • Defending organisations in recovery claims from WorkCover, Transport Accident Commission and other statutory schemes.
  • Advising organisations on insurance coverage, liability issues and policy interpretation