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Hamish Broadbent

Principal Lawyer, Brisbane

Hamish is a Principal Lawyer in DWF's Insurance team, and is based in the Brisbane office. He has over 20 years' experience in the fields of insurance, health law, local government and workers' compensation.
Hamish Broadbent | DWF Australia


Hamish is a leading lawyer in Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation, in particular Health and Medical law. Hamish is one of only four panel solicitors for Queensland Health public hospitals. He also acts for private hospitals. 

Hamish is also on the panels for several Local Government self insurers, as well as the major state workers compensation insurer, WorkCover. Hamish has over 20 years experience in both public and private practice.

Hamish has a passion for overseas travel, rugby union, cricket and spending time with his two children. 


  • Included in The Best Lawyers Australia for Personal Injury Litigation, Editions: 2021, 2022
  • Recommended by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Medical Negligence Lawyer (Defendant) (Queensland), 2015 - 2020
  • Recommended by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Public & Product Liability Lawyer (Defendant) (Queensland), 2017
  • Recommended by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Workers Compensation Lawyer (Defendant) (Queensland), 2016 - 2017


  • Queensland Law Society
  • Medical Legal Society of Queensland
  • Australia New Zealand Sports Law Association


Case Review: Breach of duty to maintain road assets, November 2020

Employer's duty of care regarding less than competent employees, November 2020

My Health Record. October 2018.

Data Breaches on the rise in the Health Sector. October 2018.

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