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If there is a service for which you require an occupational therapist - we will have a team member who specialises in it.

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TheMLEA Story

MLEA was founded in 2011 by respected Occupational Therapist, Vanessa Aitken. Her initial focus centered on delivering well-reasoned, resilient and fair medicolegal opinions. Her approach of impartiality under all circumstances and her 30+ years of clinical practice, quickly established her widespread reputation for high-quality expert clinical opinions, supporting fair settlements nationwide.

As demand grew for her services, Vanessa added more specialists to the team. Covering everything from respiratory disease, to spinal injuries, to whiplash, infants to old age. Understanding clients need 100% reliability from their medicolegal reports, Vanessa built a team of highly qualified clinicians. All of whom she has personally trained in medicolegal practice. This is rare, as generally, great clinicians do not have medicolegal specialisation.

MLEA’s backbone is therefore built on objectivity, reliability, knowledge, fairness, and credibility. Recognising this strength and uniqueness, our clinical practice has naturally expanded to deliver our specialisation into other areas, such as NDIS, workplace, community and finance.




As the Founder of MLEA, Vanessa is driven by a vision of excellence, guided by values of collaboration, innovation, transparency, and empowerment. Vanessa now focuses on strategic direction and business expansion, ensuring MLEA remains at the forefront of its field and fosters continuous improvement.

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Chelsea Beegling is a Director at MLEA, with extensive experience in medicolegal consulting and psychology. She is dedicated to mentoring and leading her team towards continuous improvement and innovation.

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WhatWe Do

Empowering Experts

Empowering Expert Opinions

Our experts provide reliable clinical opinions to lawyers, insurers, NDIA, fund managers, and trustees. Whether our opinion helps achieve a fair legal settlement, determines a disabled person's fair access to the NDIS scheme or determines lifetime needs for those with a permanent disability.

Breaking Down Barriers

As allied health professionals based in Brisbane, we are well suited to working with individuals to improve their physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological well-being. This is accomplished by virtue of our training, knowledge base, and theoretical approaches. We work closely with clients in Brisbane and surrounding areas to understand their personal barriers and help them redefine what they are capable of. Our goal is to understand capability and expand capacity to help people in our community live their best possible lives.

Breaking Down Barriers


For Personal Injury Legal Practitioners

When you’re striving for the optimum outcome for your client; you need a medicolegal report that stands up to scrutiny. Our reports are admissible and compliant with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct, and based on the most up-to-date clinical research and practices.

For Fund Managers/ Trustees

The accurate projection of your client’s long-term needs and expenses based on skilled analysis, research and specialised knowledge is paramount to the ethical management of your client’s settlement funds and their ongoing trust.

For Individuals/ Carers and Support Coordinators

We put the ability in disability by enhancing your skills and potential to improve your quality of life. Our expert team will assist in guiding you to reach your maximum capability, despite the effects of your condition.

Clinical Services byReal Experts

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OurVision & Values


At MLEA, we are driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to continually improving the lives of our clients. Our clinical team remains at the forefront of the occupational therapy profession through continuous learning and research, and dedication to delivering innovative solutions backed by evidence. From implementing the latest assistive technology to administering the most robust and reliable clinical assessments, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of possibilities in the field of occupational therapy.


Integrity is the foundation of everything we do at MLEA. We believe in building strong, trust-based relationships with our clients, colleagues, and partners, and operating with fairness, honesty, and transparency in all of our dealings. Whether it's in our medicolegal services or our community therapy and education programs, our team is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of integrity and delivering outcomes that are objective and fair.


At MLEA, we are dedicated to empowering those we serve to reach their full potential and make meaningful change in their lives. Our team creates a safe and supportive environment that encourages everyone to challenge the status quo, share their ideas, and be heard. Through providing the knowledge, resources, and support necessary, we are committed to helping our clients, colleagues, and partners achieve their goals and realise their aspirations.


At MLEA, collaboration is at the heart of what we do. By working together, we believe we can achieve a deeper understanding and greater success for everyone involved. Our team values the diverse perspectives and ideas of all, fostering open communication and transparent decision-making processes. Whether collaborating with clients, colleagues, or partners, we are dedicated to building strong and meaningful relationships that drive positive change.

Team MLEA:Driving Clinical Excellence

At MLEA our people collectively have many decades of clinical experience. We maintain a clinical caseload and take part in ongoing professional development, collaborate and share knowledge. This keeps us current with the latest research, clinical assessment, measurement, testing and treatment practices and ensures our opinions and recommendations remain current, evidence-based and relevant.

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