Practice area(s): Medical negligence
Location(s): Brisbane, Sunshine Coast
Qualification(s): LLB

Kirsten Van Der Wal is a medical negligence lawyer, working predominantly in our Brisbane and Maroochydore offices. Kirsten is a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland and is passionate about this area of law. She has experience in a range of matters including catastrophic injuries, spinal injuries and birthing injuries.

"As a medical negligence lawyer I know I’m helping people who have been injured, through no fault of their own. My clients' stories are so inspiring and are the reason why I continue to practice the law. I come to work every single day knowing I will help someone and change their lives at a time where they have been let down.  I work hard to ensure my clients receive fair compensation to assist with their recovery and future needs."

Kirsten is highly empathetic which allows her to fully understand her clients’ situations and assist them in the best possible way. She is passionate about advocating for improvements in the health system and in her spare time writes health articles to raise awareness of patient safety.

Kirsten has assisted in matters in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.