Ian Murray is an Senior Associate working exclusively in the area of medical negligence in Maurice Blackburn’s Perth office.
Ian studied law in the UK at the University of Sheffield and has practised in three jurisdictions – England, Western Australia and NSW – acting for many clients to secure large settlements due to negligence in the health care system. He is listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as one of only a handful of recommended medical negligence lawyers in WA.
Soon after beginning his legal career in 2005, Ian knew he wanted to work in medical negligence.
“As a trainee solicitor working at a union law firm in England, I was fortunate enough to work with a colleague who I considered to be one of the best medical negligence lawyers around. I found the medicine and evidence so interesting, and saw how big a difference it made to clients’ lives. I’ve been hooked ever since,” says Ian.
“In our work, no two cases are the same. Sometimes a multi-million dollar case can come down to minutes and seconds – the medical evidence can be extremely challenging.
“But it’s not always about how much money I can achieve for my clients, it’s about what they can do with that money to make their lives easier. Obtaining answers for my clients and righting injustice will always inspire me to take on even the most difficult cases.
“I try to bring good listening skills and empathy to work every day as it’s a real privilege to be able to transform the lives of people who have found themselves in the most distressing situations possible. Helping my clients find answers and helping them to re-build their lives following a traumatic event is, to me, extremely satisfying.”
Ian successfully acted for Sunday Mabior, a child with cerebral palsy, in the District Court case of Mabior. The case involved the treatment of sepsis in a paediatric burns patient. Ian was also successful in defending a subsequent appeal, the decision of which can be read here and which has clarified the law of medical negligence in Western Australia.
In his leisure time, Ian loves to watch and play soccer and cricket. He is also a keen half marathon runner, with ambitions of completing a full marathon in the future.
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Society of Western Australia member
- New South Wales Labor Lawyers member
- Law Society of England and Wales member
- Doyles Guide recommended medical negligence compensation lawyer, 2017