John works as Office Coordinator at the Law Office of Conrad Curry. He manages the day-to-day operation of the practice and helps different areas within the firm work together to meet the needs of our clients efficiently. John also performs duties as a paralegal where he assists our medical negligence solicitors transform the lives of clients who have been impacted by the improper treatment of their carers.
John has a Bachelor of Business with a major in policy, governance and political economy and is currently finishing his Bachelor of Laws. John is a published academic author, having written on the political and cultural forces that influence United States and Australian lawmaking and policy decisions. In 2020, John finished his thesis on drug and alcohol policy in NSW, analysing the relationship between criminal and health law in this area and providing suggestions for moving this complex area of law forward to better accommodate public health concerns.
John is a self-proclaimed nerd who finds studying the law incredibly rewarding. He is especially passionate about both private and public health law, which is complemented by his understanding of health science gained from studying in allied health at the University of Newcastle. John is also passionate about the areas of law that protect the needy from the powerful, and is currently writing an essay on the gaps in fiduciary law that may fail to protect patients in desperate positions from being taken advantage of by bad doctors.
Outside of work, John is an avid and adventurous traveller and animal lover who loves spending time with his partner, his friends, and his cat. John plays the guitar and piano, and enjoys listening to music of all kinds.
There are so many areas of our policy and law that have a lot of room for improvement. Sometimes, an instance of medical negligence is a matter of a single practitioner doing the wrong thing. And sometimes, especially in our public health system, care providers are doing their best in a difficult situation, and with the resources that they have – unfortunately for patients, this is sometimes not enough. While policy and lawmakers are patching up the bigger-picture failings of our health system, it brings me a great deal of pride to know that I can do something to help people whose lives have been impacted by those failings in the meantime.