As populations across the western world age, the health and aged care sectors are playing a more significant role in the economy and in people’s lives. New Zealand is no exception. But as these sectors grow, so too does legal and public scrutiny of their activities.
Clients need legal advisers who can assist them across every aspect of the health and aged care sectors; advisers who understand both the commercial and public aspects of the sectors. Specialists across our practice act for national and international organisations and groups within the wider health sector; providing timely, industry specific advice.
We have assisted organisations as diverse as the Human Rights Commission, Pfizer and numerous other health and aged care providers.
We work across a wide range of areas and issues, including health policy and regulation, district health board governance, planning and environment regulation, competition issues, government health contracts, Ministry of Health decision making, access to medicines and the human rights and privacy dimensions of health care and policy.
Our experience includes advising:
Aged care is a rapidly growing industry in New Zealand. Developing and managing facilities presents a variety of legal challenges to service providers, including property issues, competition issues and addressing human rights concerns.
Managing new regulatory structures and government relations are also high priorities for businesses in this space and we deliver meaningful solutions for our clients throughout all aspects of the sector.
Partner, Banking and Finance
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Partner, Government, Public Law and Policy
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Competition and Antitrust
Employment, Health and Safety