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Allied Health

We are proud of our strong association with many allied health professions. Clients appreciate the hands-on approach and genuine industry experience of our corporate, commercial, insurance, and workplace relations and safety lawyers.

We advise allied health professionals on a diverse range of issues including managing claims of misconduct and negligence. Our clients benefit from dealing with an expert legal team that is cognisant of the distressing impact that these types of claims can have on them and their staff. Our team provides support throughout the legal process and works in collaboration with allied health professionals to develop strategies aimed at minimising reputational risk while maintaining business operations.

Our commercial team works closely with private sector health businesses, drawing on the industry knowledge gained from advising relevant peak bodies. We assist clients with acquisitions, divestments and new partnerships, funding arrangements, business structuring, franchising and group membership structures, information technology development, licensing and regulatory issues.

We advise a range of corporate entities including health funds, health and medical service providers, medical defence mutuals, medical indemnity insurers and reinsurers.

Our workplace relations and safety team advises on workplace issues and disputes including contractual issues, employee entitlements and employer rights, regulatory reform and relevant awards.

Health industry professionals seek out our lawyers for their industry knowledge, responsiveness and caring style – we advise:

  • beauticians
  • chiropractors
  • dental prosthetists
  • dental hygienists
  • dental therapists
  • dentists
  • dietitians
  • fitness professionals
  • midwives
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • optometrists
  • oral health therapists
  • osteopaths
  • pathology and radiology providers
  • pharmacists
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists
  • psychologists
  • radiographers
  • rehabilitation providers
  • speech pathologists
  • traditional chinese medicine

Key services

  • Corporate governance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Advising on workplace relations and safety issues
  • Advising on health industry regulation and reform
  • Protecting intellectual property and advising on related issues
  • Advising on privacy issues
  • Defending professional indemnity claims
  • Defending public liability claims
  • Advising on trade practices
  • Advising on stakeholder contracting
  • Managing unfair dismissal claims, general protections disputes, bullying and discrimination claims
  • Employee misconduct and performance management advice
  • Developing employment contracts and workplace policies