Michelle French and Amanda Cullen, Occupational Therapists of Michelle French and Associates

On Monday, 25 May 2015 Michelle French and Amanda Cullen presented to our local physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and exercise physiologists as part of the Ryan Legal Breakfast Seminar Series on the topic of effective communication for the Allied Health expert: Getting heard, being understood and staying out of court.


Michelle French and Associates (MFA) is a leader in occupational therapy treatment and medicolegal assessment of people with catastrophic  injuries and impairments. They provide occupational therapy and case management services throughout Melbourne and Victoria, with a keen interest in improving rural and remote services for families across Australia RyanLegalSeminar_AlliedHealth-9



Professor Lorraine Dennerstein, Specialist Psychiatrist

On Tuesday, 24 March 2015 Professor Lorraine Dennerstein, specialist psychiatrist AO Hon DrMedSc MBBS FRANXCP PhD DPM presented to our local psychiatrists and psychologists as part of the first in Ryan Legal’s series of Breakfast Seminars on the clinical topic of child sex abuse; and the practical area of medico-legal reports. Professor Dennerstein has significant experience as both a practitioner (with a special interest in women’s mental health and the treatment of psychosexual dysfunction); and as a medico-legal expert for plaintiffs, defendants and the courts.

Hosted by Sandra Sully, and reporter Matt Doran, Wanted covers all types of unsolved crime, from cold-case murders to major assault, cybercrime, scams and criminals on the run.

The unsolved case of Luke Shaw is featured, credits to Wanted and Network Ten.