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



About us

MinterEllison is Australia’s largest law firm and provides legal and consulting services.


Purpose is at our core. We create lasting impacts with our clients, our people and our communities. Our teams collaborate and deliver to our Purpose, and consistently work to embed our values into everyday actions. Clients rely on our expertise and insights. They value our responsive, creative and commercial approach. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships.


Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our Purpose and informs the way we work with each other, our clients and in the community. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results.


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 or 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**


Who we are

We are consistently recognised as a Top Attraction Firm by Lawyers Weekly, as voted by our peers, a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. This is why we offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer up to 20 weeks 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.


How to apply

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, to tell us about any adjustments you might require through the recruitment process or if you want a confidential discussion, please contact Elisa Armiento on [email protected] for a highly confidential discussion.

Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison


Brisbane, AU Melbourne, AU Sydney, AU Adelaide, AU Canberra, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent