Health & Ageing

Our team have extensive experience in the Health & Ageing space, from routine transactional matters to complex litigious disputes.


Our client base in this area is varied, and includes:

  • Public and private hospitals;
  • Health industry boards;
  • Practitioners from a range of disciplines;
  • Accreditation bodies;
  • Retirement village operators;
  • Nursing home operators; and
  • Individuals.

Services on offer

  • Advising on appropriate legal structures for medical and allied health practitioner practices, considering asset protection and taxation issues;
  • Drafting employment contracts, operating policies and procedures;
  • Advising hospitals on commercial and operational issues, including corporate governance and probity, property matters, supply contracts, insurance and risk management, duty of care obligations, and workers compensation claims;
  • Prosecuting disciplinary proceedings against health practitioners in fields of medicine, nursing and midwifery, psychology, physiotherapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy;
  • Drafting supply contracts, leases, employment contracts, VMO contracts, and patient care policies;
  • Advising accreditation and training organisations on obligations under relevant legislation and industry standards;
  • Acting in the sale and acquisition of medical practices;
  • Advising on obligations under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Cth) and Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth);
  • Advising on legislative compliance issues for operators of retirement villages, serviced apartments, hostels and nursing homes;
  • Preparing, negotiating and reviewing clinical trial agreements for government and private companies; and
  • Acting for private service providers to negotiate and implement long-term  public-private partnership agreements.