Renae Petulla

Renae grew up in country Victoria and relocated to Melbourne in 2010 for university.

She completed a Bachelor of Law (Honours)/ Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) at Deakin University in Melbourne. During her time at Deakin University she was a Peer Mentor in both the Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Arts. She received an arts degree along with Media & Communication.

She then completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law in 2015. After she started her 3 week placement for Leo Cussen at Henry Carus + Associates in November 2015 and was then kept on. And was admitted in February 2016. Currently she’s working specifically in Medical Negligence now and this is her main interest in the area of personal injury.

In term of other legal experience:
She volunteered at Victoria Legal Aid at the Ringwood Magistrates Court from March- July 2013.
She completed a university placement at Moonee Valley Legal Service from July-October 2013.
She volunteered at Springvale Monash Legal Service from December-May 2015 as intake/reception volunteer. Then moved on to work as a caseworker in this service from June 2015 until December 2015.

Published Articles

When Can I Sue My Dentist ?
For many people going to the dentist is a very scary experience and plucking up the courage to get into the dentist’s chair often takes a lot of trust in your dentist. But what... Read More »
Can You Get Compensation Even If You Are Terminally Ill?
Can one receive compensation while being terminally ill? The answer to this question is yes. We recently settled a claim in which our 65 year old client, Margaret who has terminal cancer received a... Read More »
Can I claim against my general practitioner (GP) for failure to refer to a specialist?
Claims against doctors are not just limited to those where a surgeon makes a mistake during a procedure. Most people think that medical negligence just includes a surgeon cutting something they shouldn’t have during... Read More »
Do I have a medical negligence claim for loss of a chance of a better outcome?
This notion of ‘loss of a chance of a better outcome’ can be explained as follows: A medical practitioner who fails to diagnose a patient’s medical condition, in circumstances where a competent medical practitioner... Read More »
When do I have a medical negligence claim for failure to advise of risks associated with medical treatment?
When undergoing medical treatment we place a lot of trust in the medical provider to look after us and ensure that we are not only provided the best possible care, but also that we... Read More »