‘Human error or criminal culpability? The line is blurring’

Date(s) - 11/04/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HWL Ebsworth


‘Human error or criminal culpability? The line is blurring’

Guest Speaker: Ragni Mathur, Barrister at Maurice Byer Chambers

About Ragni Mathur

Admitted as a legal practitioner in 1997;
Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law 2004; Admitted as a barrister in 2006;
Appointed to the Legal Aid Complex Jury Trial panel;

Admitted to the Bar after 8 years as a solicitor advocate with the Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern and Alice Springs, having specialised in criminal defence work;

Has appeared as counsel in many complex jury trials for offences including murder, manslaughter, terrorism conspiracy, commercial drug importation, aggravated sexual assault and property offences;

In February 2018, Ragni appeared for the former Doctor Graeme Reeves charged with manslaughter over a misdiagnosis of a post partum infection dating back 20 years;

Extensive experience both prosecuting and defending matters before the Medical Tribunal in NCAT;

Extensive experience appearing in commissions of inquiry and coronial inquests often appearing on behalf of Justice Health or individual doctors involved in clinical care;

Being the youngest of six children, with 3 siblings practicing as specialist doctors, Ragni has always been surrounded by doctors and dinner conversations consumed with talk of medicine;

Gross negligent manslaughter is an area that fascinates Ragni as it is the union of her two great professional passions – criminal law and medicine.

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