Prior to joining Herbert Geer, Hedges was a senior legal counsel at WorkSafe Victoria for over seven years, managing its legal panel firms and common law liabilities.
She has extensive experience in plaintiff and defendant personal injury litigation both in Victoria and England.
In addition to the recruitment of Hedges, Mary MacLeod, who joined Herbert Geer as a special counsel in Melbourne last year, has been promoted to the firm’s partnership.
MacLeod has worked in the area of accident compensation law representing WorkSafe, insurers and employers.
In her previous role as senior manager within the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA), MacLeod managed the public healthcare program for Victoria. She has also held the senior role of claims executive legal at the VMIA where she managed claims within Victoria’s public healthcare program, and worked closely with legal service providers, corporate counsel from major metropolitan hospitals and health and clinical risk professionals.