Retirement Living Webinar: NSW Retirement Living Reforms

  • When: 10 December 2020
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Where: Online via Zoom using your PC or mobile
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Who should attend: 
CEOs, CFOs, COOs, GMs, General Counsel, COO, Board Members from retirement village operators.

The reforms announced by the NSW Government in June this year, which we discussed in our webinar on 2 July 2020, have been implemented with the amending Act receiving Royal Assent on 25 November 2020.

In this webinar, our experienced retirement living team will update you on the reforms set out in the amending Act, including the new compulsory buy-back of units, capping recurrent charges when a registered interest holder moves out and supporting residents’ transition into aged care.

This live webinar will provide an overview of the reforms and how they may impact your operations.

Our panelists will cover:

  • The regime for compulsory buy-backs for registered interest holders
  • Registered interest holders’ recurrent charges capped at 42 days
  • How operators can facilitate a seamless transition into aged care
  • The differences between the announcement made in June 2020 and the Act as passed

Joining us will be Rohan HarrisRosemary Southgate, Donna Rayner, Sylvia Mansour.

Opportunity to submit your questions to be answered in the live Q&A

You have the opportunity to submit questions before the webinar. Please submit any questions to events@rk.com.au.

Webinar Details

We are utilising Zoom to run this webinar. Zoom is free to download and can be viewed from your PC/mobile device. 

The live webinar is free to attend and attendees will be sent a link to log into the live webinar room 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

DATE: Thursday 10 December 2020

TIME: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

COST: This webinar is free to attend but bookings are essential as places are limited.

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Rohan Harris

Rohan Harris

Principal & Facilitator

Rohan leads Russell Kennedy's Corporate and Commercial practice from Sydney with a focus on the retirement living and aged care sector.  He acts for retirement village operators and aged care providers in both the not-for-profit and private sector, principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, governance and commercial matters. He is an experienced commercial lawyer and works with clients to help them pursue their commercial objectives and manage legal risk in their businesses.

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Rosemary Southgate

Rosemary Southgate


Rosemary has over 28 years’ experience, leads our Property and Development team and is a Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist in Property Law. She specialises in aged care and retirement villages, commercial property and leasing. Rosemary advises corporate, private and not-for-profit operators on compliance with retirement living law, including engagement with State Government in relation to the current reforms. She advises aged care and senior living clients on all aspects of structuring their existing developments, including redevelopments, sales and purchases, and resident contract preparation. Rosemary is also a committee member of the Property Council of Australia – Retirement Living.  Rosemary has been recognised by Best Lawyers for her expertise in “Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law” since 2012, and in 2014 that publication awarded her “Lawyer of the Year” for “Melbourne Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law”.


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Donna Rayner

Donna Rayner


Donna has over 18 years’ experience and advises owners, operators and developers of retirement village facilities across Australia on legal compliance issues, facility structuring, acquisitions and dispositions and preparation of resident contract documentation. Donna also acts on behalf of vendors and purchasers in sales and acquisitions of residential and commercial property. Her retirement living experience also includes an 18-month secondment to Lendlease to provide in-house advice on a major retirement village re-contracting project. This role involved engaging with various stakeholders, reviewing numerous resident contracts and re-contracting over 1,000 residents. She has been recognised by Best Lawyers for her expertise in Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law from 2013-2021. Donna was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law.

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Sylvia Mansour

Sylvia Mansour


Sylvia is an experienced retirement living lawyer in Russell Kennedy’s Property & Development team and is based in our Sydney office. She has experience in acting and advising on a range of property matters for clients including Retirement Village transactions for NSW and ACT operators, advising on Retirement Village legislation and sales and acquisitions of properties.

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