Health & Aged Care

Carter Newell has considerable experience in the health, allied health and aged care sectors. The firm represents a broad spectrum of participants in these sectors, including hospitals (public and private), medical training organisations, aged care facilities, clinics, day surgeries, medical practitioners, nurses, dentists, pathologists, medical device manufacturers, allied health professionals and alternative health care practitioners and their insurers.

Our extensive experience includes responding to civil claims for damages (including class actions, medical malpractice claims and personal injury claims), responding to complaints and disciplinary actions and appearing before tribunals, commissions of inquiry and inquests. We can also work with you to assist in any stage of the lifecycle of a project in these sectors from initial investment to managing disputes.

Our commercial lawyers have significant experience gained through working with the sector on mergers and acquisitions, construction and development, commercial contracting and management of contract issues, outsourcing and procurement, including speciality experience in pharmaceutical supply contracts.

We also regularly provide corporate governance, risk management and restructuring advice to these sectors, as well as advising in respect to employment and regulatory matters. We also have considerable experience in protecting the intellectual property rights for industry participants.

Carter Newell assists a wide range of allied health practitioners (including psychologists, physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, occupational therapists, Chinese medicine practitioners, naturopaths, cosmeticians and massage therapists) in relation to complaints and disciplinary matters.  

We also have considerable experience in assisting the aged care sector in responding to claims of negligent care of the elderly and in assisting clients navigate commissions of inquiry.

With a strong background and complete understanding of the nuances and complexity of health, allied health and aged care matters, Carter Newell is well positioned to provide holistic legal support across these sectors. This extends to assisting owners and managers of facilities such as aged care establishments who may be acting as directors or officers of those organisations.

Recognised expertise

Class actions, medical malpractice and personal injury

Defence of claims against industry participants.

Disciplinary complaints

Defence of disciplinary complaints and investigations before regulatory bodies and tribunals.

Employment related claims

Defending employment related claims against medical practices and organisations in the Fair Work Commission and the Courts.


Defending discrimination claims against medical practices and organisations in the AHRC.

Inquiry and investigations

Appearing at commissions of inquiry.

Appearing at coronial investigations and inquiries.

Corporate governance, risk management and restructuring advice

Providing corporate governance, risk management and restructuring advice.

Acting on the sale and acquisition of industry participants and facilities.

Protecting the IP rights of equipment manufacturers and industry participants.


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