Aged Care and Retirement
Australia is being transformed by an ageing population with over a quarter now over the age of 65. The demand for residential care, accommodation and community based services is growing rapidly. Expanding opportunities across various models of care and within privately or government funded accommodation are similarly increasing.
Combining over 25 years experience across both the aged care and retirement sectors and our long-term involvement in peak bodies and industry groups, our team is recognised as a market leader.
In aged care, our team understands that legal issues must be viewed in the context of the business as they have broader consequences, particularly in the highly regulated environment. For example, compliance issues may impact employment and financing with the need to negotiate services arrangements, taxation consequences and changed risk assessments.
Our advice is end-to-end comprising of approvals, structuring and establishment, to financing and development, approvals accreditation and the management of care, operational issues and compliance in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. We also currently act for a significant portion of providers in the funded and unfunded home care sector.
In the retirement living sector, we have advised in the operation, establishment or redrafting of over 50 retirement village schemes Australia wide and have established and registered over 12 retirement villages in Queensland.
Given the highly regulated and constantly evolving legal environment, our team of specialists know and keep abreast of current and emerging industry issues and have capacity to respond in innovative and diverse ways.
Our team understands day-to-day industry operations, the drivers of policy and the complexities of government regulation. Most importantly, we listen to our clients and act upon their specific needs.
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Advised on national enterprise agreement negotiations and industrial strategy advice. We provide ongoing operational legal support.
Provided corporate governance advice on the restructure of OzCare’s governance relationship with St Vincent de Paul Qld.
We provide ongoing operational advice including defending discrimination allegations before the Human Rights Commission.
Provided strategic advice to UnitingCare Qld on the charitable structuring implications of transitioning from multiple institutions with separate ABN’s to a model that operates under a single charitable institution with a single ABN.
Provided ongoing operational advice, including compliance with aged care legislation and implementing complaint documentation for home care and brokering arrangements.
Moran Aged Care
Provided Royal Commission assistance responding to requests for information by Counsel assisting.
We provide ongoing operational advice, particularly in industrial, employment and safety issues.
Aged Care Providers
Representing Queensland aged care providers in the first low paid authorisation case before Fair Work Australia
Providing governance advice and advice concerning acquisition of State Government aged care facilities, including industrial and employment advice and assistance in drafting of aged care and retirement village documentation.
Advising on workplace relations, including workcover appeals, safe custody matters, litigation and disputes, application of the Privacy Act, tax and property advice, including stamp duty.
Advising on the acquisition and transition of aged care and community services and employment claims.
Australian Regional and Remote Community Services
Advising on the initial structuring and establishment as a regulated aged care provider, including advice on the acquisition of aged care regulated services and health and community-based services operating across 14 sites in the Northern Territory.
Jeta Gardens, Bethania
Advising on the sale of freehold to a listed Malaysian Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with a lease back arrangement and development rights and an ongoing role as strategic adviser to the developer and operator of the aged care facility and retirement village.
Sundale Aged Care
Advising on the structure of Sundale as a company limited by guarantee and establishment of a charitable foundation, including advice on major industrial disputes and enterprise negotiations and employment advice and advice on aged care compliance issues.
Providing advice on strategic acquisitions, residential and community aged care agreements and industrial strategies for NSW and Victorian facilities and on a Greenfields agreement for a new site.
AEVUM Pty Ltd
Advice on planning and development issues relating to its portfolio of seniors living operations throughout New South Wales including the proposed $100 million redevelopment of the Cardinal Freeman Village at Ashfield in Sydney’s Inner West.
Superior Care Group Pty Ltd
Broad ranging advice on share and unit acquisition, strategic direction, tax structuring and trusts.