Areas Of Practice

Health Law

Professional Negligence (all, but in particular Medical and Allied Health)


Common Law (including Personal Injuries)

Regulatory Disputes (Health Law, Mining, OH&S)

Estates and Succession

Equity and Trusts

General Commercial (Contract, Restitution, Misleading Conduct)


Phone: 07 3218 0680
Mobile: 0418 152 208
Fax: 07 3218 0699
Email: schneidewin@callinanchambers.com


David Schneidewin was admitted to the Bar in 2003.

Prior to that he was a solicitor for 8 years and a partner of a leading boutique insurance practice in Brisbane.

He holds an LLB from the University of Queensland.

He practices predominately in health law (litigation, regulatory and advisory), general insurance (including other professional indemnity matters) and has a comprehensive background in all personal injuries litigation. He also practices in administrative law and succession law.

He regularly and usually appears without leaders in the State District and Supreme Courts as well as the Coroners Court and other tribunals (QCAT).

In the health law area he has comprehensive experience in representing hospitals (including public and private hospitals throughout the State , as well as an international hospital), medical practitioners (general and specialists) on instructions through most medical defence organisations (MDOs), nursing homes and community nursing organisations, as well as other health care providers (for example radiologists) and allied health care providers (including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, pharmacists and paramedics) in a variety of civil proceedings, administrative proceedings including disciplinary proceedings (QCAT), as well as at coronial inquests.

In the general insurance area, he has consistently maintained a solid practice acting for a variety of private insurers in public liability and professional indemnity matters, as well as most statutory insurers including WorkCover Queensland and most CTP insurers. His general insurance practice also has a particular focus on matters involving local government and public authorities.

He is experienced in trial advocacy and appellate advocacy and regularly appears at mediations.

He has also acted as mediator in health law, general insurance and succession matters.


Liability limited under Professional Standards Legislation