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Russell Kennedy supports clients across the health sector with practical legal advice that helps them to navigate industry complexity and innovation, new technology and a highly regulated operating environment.

We have acted for healthcare providers, hospitals, medical colleges, government departments, and aged care providers for more than 30 years. Our team members integrate seamlessly into our clients’ businesses, working with them to deliver practical, patient-centred outcomes and manage their risks.

Australia’s health sector has grown dramatically in size and reputation. We’re known for our world-leading technology, innovation, and robust health system. However, population and demographic pressures, a highly regulated operating environment and shifting social and community expectations continue to present challenges across the sector.   

We support our clients with advice on public and administrative law, corporate and clinical governance, intellectual property, information technology and workplace relations. We also advise on funding for research and teaching facilities, commercialisation of research, charitable bodies and bequests, and coronial inquests and other investigations.  

We are a major sponsor of the Victorian Healthcare Association and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and regularly deliver seminars on topics impacting the health industry. Members of our team sit on various health sector boards and advisory committees and often engage with regulatory agencies.

Principals Michael Gorton AM, Anita Courtney and Victor Harcourt have been recognised for their health and aged care expertise as part of the Best Lawyers in Australia

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