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Health and Aged Care Lawyer | 2+ PQE

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Job Number: 968908
Work type: Full Time, Part-time
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
Categories: Lawyer, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin


About us


MinterEllison is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal practices. What sets us apart is we are driven by a strong sense of purpose: We create lasting impacts for our clients, our people and our communities. MinterEllison is redefining the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm.


Legal 500 Asia Pacific has this year identified MinterEllison as the equal most ranked firm in Australia, with 24 rankings across practice areas. We also placed as the highest ranked law firm in LinkedIn's 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019.


Purpose of the role


A great opportunity currently exists for an Associate or Senior Associate, to join our well regarded Health and Aged Care industry group, specialising predominantly in the sector. Working closely with Partner Penelope Eden, lead of MinterEllison's national Aged Care Practice and a well-respected expert in the health, aged care and disability sectors.


You will be involved in a variety of work, initially focused on assisting the firm's clients in both the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.  In addition, the practice includes provision of regulatory and policy advice, transactional and structuring advice (in conjunction with our corporate and financial services lawyers), reviewing and drafting aged care agreements, management of incidents and complaints involving regulators, risk management, policy drafting, accreditation processes and reviews, privacy and access to records and substituted decision making.


Our clients are broad and range from not-for-profit and charitable organisations, to insurers and public and private operators.


In addition to having a strong health law background, specialisation and a genuine interest in the human services sector is a bonus for any candidate.  Alternatively, experience or exposure to an adjacent sector (for example, child care) would be considered favourably.


More about you


We welcome applications from senior lawyers with:


  • Experience in health, aged care, disability (or adjacent social services sectors);
  • Strong background in statutory interpretation and administrative law; 
  • Strong technical and drafting skills and the ability to deliver quality, commercial and pragmatic advice that takes account of the policy and regulatory settings;
  • Litigation and advocacy experience;
  • A strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry stakeholders;
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment across a range of lines of business (and offices);
  • Willingness to contribute to business development and thought leadership initiatives including presentations, client training and publications;
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own; and
  • Pride in your work and who you work for.


** Please note we are considering applicants nationally and are flexible as to which office this role will be located**


Who we are


MinterEllison has been recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the past 10 years, and this year was also recognised as a Gold Employer by the Australian Workplace Equality Index at this year’s LGBTI Inclusion Awards—one of only two firms to receive this prestigious award.




We embrace flexibility and empower all our people to learn, grow and become truly extraordinary. We provide our future leaders with best practice learning and development programs to accelerate and grow their careers. In addition, MinterEllison has a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing, including free gym membership.


How to apply


We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.  If you would like further information, please contact Elisa Armiento, 03 8608 2342 or for a highly confidential discussion.


Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.


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