Health, Aged Care and Human Service | Associate or Senior Associate



Location: Brisbane 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Who we are

Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


How we work

We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.  To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser 


Your role

A great opportunity currently exists for an Associate or Senior Associate, to join our well regarded Health, and Human Services industry group. Work closely with Partner Penelope Eden, lead of MinterEllison's national Human Services Practice and a high performing team of senior industry legal experts.


You will be involved in a variety of work including provision of regulatory and policy advice, transactional and structuring advice (in conjunction with our corporate and financial services lawyers), reviewing and drafting a range of aged care agreements, management of incidents and complaints involving regulators, claims, inquiries and inquests, risk management, policy drafting, quality reviews, privacy and access to records.


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

In addition to having a strong health law background, specialisation and a genuine interest in the aged care and disability sector is a bonus for any candidate.


More about you

We welcome applications from Associates and Senior Associates with:

  • Experience in health, aged care and 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**




An inclusive culture

Our culture attracts key inclusion awards.  We are recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working.  We offer paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


Excellence, curiosity and collaboration

We foster growth and development in our people so we can continue to make excellence the hallmark of everything we do, drive market-leading innovation and harness the power of working together.  Our learning programs will help you build the skills of tomorrow, today.




We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected]


Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team.  All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.


Brisbane, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent