Romany Sutherland is an attorney specialising in medical law. She was schooled in Northern Natal and attended Stellenbosh University where she started a BCur degree in nursing. After completing two years of the degree she decided that she wanted to pursue medical law. Romany completed her law degree at UKZN and started articles at Munro, Flowers and Vermaak attorneys in Johannesburg. She was admitted as an attorney in 2008 and continued to work as an attorney specialising in medical negligence law at Munro Flowers and Vermaak Attorneys. In May 2010 she moved to Cape Town where she was employed by A Batchelor and Associates to head up their Medical Negligence department. In 2015 Romany took an extended sabbatical to look after her mother who had been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. In 2017 Romany acted as a consultant for various firms giving advice on evidence and was then employed by Mediation in Motion briefly before starting her own consultancy, Romany Sutherland & Associates, specialising in medical mediation. Her new business involves assessing medical disputes and readying them for alternate dispute resolution and facilitating the mediation.