Sonja Read
Special Counsel
I am a health regulatory lawyer working with a wide range of clients in the healthcare and medical research sectors. I have a particular interest in bioethics and emerging legal issues, particularly as they relate to children.
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  • +61 411 276 772

In addition to my diverse practical experience, I have a Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania in the US, for which I specialised in health law and bioethics.

I am dedicated to providing clients with prompt and practical legal advice that helps achieve their business goals.

Career highlights

  • Provided regulatory advice on a range of issues, including compliance with Medicare rules, regulation of dangerous drugs, public health and mental health law
  • Advised public and private hospitals in relation to secrecy, privacy and confidentiality obligations; privacy breaches; and the implementation of the Australian My Health Record initiative
  • Drafted agreements and advised in relation to legal risks arising from research and clinical trial arrangements
  • Supported the Gender Clinic at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, including bringing applications for irreversible hormone treatment in the Family Court of Australia