People - Anne Howard

Anne Howard

Senior Solicitor

Anne is a diligent member of the Health Legal team.

Anne's professional but approachable manner is well regarded by her clients.

Prior to joining Health Legal, Anne worked at a major national private healthcare organisation gaining experience in corporate legal compliance, due diligence and quality and risk management.

Anne is experienced in the conduct of workplace and coronial investigations and has assisted numerous clients with various FOI appeals and applications.

Anne also has experience in advising on a range of health related matters for hospitals and other health related bodies, including a broad range of medico-legal matters, the laws governing the supply and administration of drugs, consent and access to medical records issues.

Anne has a particular interest in confidential communications privilege and has extensive experience acting on behalf of hospitals and counselling services in relation to the resisting of documentation subpoenas.

Anne also manages and updates the FAQ Medico-Legal Handbook that Health Legal produces for Victorian public and private health services, which covers all of the medico-legal questions which are frequently asked by health service staff.

  • Contracts and commercial advice
  • Medico-legal and policy advice
  • Legislative compliance and advisory advice
  • Health law common law and legislative obligations
  • Coronial investigations


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law


Law Institute of Victoria