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Health & Ageing

Like all good health professionals, our Health team takes a holistic approach and believes that prevention is better than cure.

Our specialist and multi-disciplinary Health team understands the commercial imperatives and structural complexities of the health sector in Australia, as well as the significant government and public scrutiny it faces.

We have the specialist expertise, resources and experience you need to achieve your commercial objectives. We provide proactive and commercially-focussed advice to help you manage change, challenges and opportunities in the short as well as long term.

We combine a state-based focus with a national overview and have developed close and long-term working relationships with key players in both the public and private sector. Our clients appreciate our open and honest communication and know that we’re approachable, highly client responsive and focussed on creating workable outcomes. We’re a full service firm, offering complementary expertise in a range of practice areas including corporate, insurance, workplace, commercial disputes, banking and finance.

Our team works for a diverse range of clients across the health sector. We acted for HealtheCare Australia Pty Ltd in the acquisition of five private hospital businesses based interstate. We also acted in the merger of three community hospitals to form Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc.

We regularly act for government and private hospital clients in malpractice claims, defence of civil claims and personal injury litigation. We provide regulatory and risk management advice for health and disability service providers as an adjunct to our primary services.

Key Services

  • Contracting
  • Public/private alliances
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Risk management
  • Legal compliance
  • Review of insurance arrangements
  • Patient confidentiality and the use of medical records
  • Privacy
  • Experimentation and medical research
  • Medical negligence litigation
  • Consent to medical treatment
  • Decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment
  • Regulatory procedures for therapeutic goods and devices
  • Product liability
  • Biotechnology
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Clinical trials
  • Coroners inquests

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