Andrea practises primarily in common law and personal injury, insurance, and professional negligence, for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Andrea practised for six years in medical and health law for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Most recently, Andrea practised in defendant medical law at MinterEllison. While at MinterEllison, Andrea acted for both hospitals and individual practitioners in litigated matters of all sizes and complexities, coronial investigations and inquests, complaints and general advisory work. She appeared in the Supreme Court, County Court, Coroners Court and at mediations. She is experienced at considering complex insurance issues such as double insurance, third party proceedings, and WorkCover and TAC recovery. She has particular experience preparing submissions to the Medical Panel and to the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

Prior to that, Andrea worked at Slater and Gordon, practising primarily in medical negligence. She represented plaintiffs in a wide range of matters, with a particular interest in speedy claims in the setting of delayed diagnosis of cancer. She also has experience drafting TAC serious injury affidavits.

Andrea is on the editorial panel of the Australian Civil Liability Newsletter and regularly authors relevant case notes and articles in relation to personal injury and employment law. She is undertaking a Health and Law Masters at Melbourne University. She sits on the Melbourne IVF Human Research Ethics Committee.


To get in touch with Andrea de Souza | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or