NEWS: Further growth to Russell Kennedy Lawyers’ market leading Aged Care offering

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Russell Kennedy Lawyers has appointed two new Senior Associates to join the Aged Care team to assist on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Dr Melanie Tan and Keagan O’Dwyer.

Dr Melanie Tan is a lawyer and medical practitioner (non-clinical). As a lawyer she has provided general and regulatory advice to heath care providers. Through her direct experiences in clinical medicine and legal practice she understands the practical legal issues in healthcare and is well placed to assist our Aged Care clients in relation to the issues that will arise in the Royal Commission.

Keagan is an experienced litigation lawyer with a broad range of litigation experience that spans over twelve years. Keagan joins Russell Kennedy from Herbert Smith Freehills (ALT) where he was involved in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry which included management of document review and evidence preparation related to ongoing litigation and regulatory matters; specifically ASIC and ACCC notices.

Victor Harcourt, Principal and Practice Group leader at Russell Kennedy Lawyers, welcomed the appointments: “We are delighted to welcome both Melanie and Keagan to our team. They further strengthen our offering to our aged care clients, during the Royal Commission and beyond.”

Harcourt said, “Their addition to the team contributes to the depth and breadth of our offering and supports the strategic growth of our Aged Care and Retirement Living practice and our commitment to delivering the best outcomes for our clients in this sector.”

Russell Kennedy’s Aged Care and Retirement Living team prides itself on its market-leading reputation, industry knowledge, commercial approach and ability to tailor legal solutions to meet clients' objectives. The team provides a full service offering to our Aged Care and Retirement Living clients.

On 23 November 2018 Russell Kennedy announced that it would be merging with Aitken Lawyers in Sydney.

The firm is focused on growing capacity and capability across jurisdictions in core industries, and enhancing and facilitating opportunities for its clients, now and into the future. Russell Kennedy continues to expand in a commercial environment which has delivered significant challenges and opportunities for law firms.

Find out more about Russell Kennedy's Aged Care & Retirement Living team here.

For further resources, we encourage you to visit our Royal Commission hub which is updated regularly with insights and materials.

Melanie and Keagan's appointment was covered by Lawyers Weekly here.