Lucille is the firm's Healthcare sector team leader and advises clients across the healthcare spectrum with a focus on hospitals and health services, residential aged care, retirement living, disability and home based care services.
Having advised on a number of sector transforming matters involving the acquisition, divestment and development of healthcare assets, Lucille acts for a range of organisations which own, operate, develop and invest in healthcare assets. Lucille’s transactional and project experience is underpinned by leading expertise advising on healthcare regulatory and funding frameworks and assisting clients to manage risks inherent in a highly regulated sector.
Lucille is on the board of Calvary, a not-for-profit health care organisation operating public and private hospitals, retirement and aged care facilities and a national network of home based care services. Lucille is a member of Calvary’s audit and risk and clinical governance board sub-committees.
Health care company
Advising on the negotiation and documentation of a joint venture with a provider of allied health and home based care services for the delivery of coordinated care during and after a patient’s hospitalisation.
Aged care and disability providers
Advising on responding to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, including assisting with responses to notices to produce, preparing submissions and witness statements and appearing at hearings.
Aged care, disability and home care providers
Advising on acquisition and divestment strategies and programs including advising on the acquisition and divestment of residential aged care, home care, and retirement living assets (on a stand-alone and portfolio basis) across all Australian jurisdictions; preparing client agreement for residential care, home care package, CHSP, NDIS and privately funded clients.
Public and private health care providers
Advising on the outsourcing of intensive care service provision, emergency department services, diagnostic imaging and pathology services.
Health care and aged care providers
Advising on responding to regulatory compliance action associated with accreditation and complaint processes; developing and conducting training programs on privacy, mandatory reporting/elder abuse, critical incident investigation, substitute decision making and guardianship, capacity and consent issues.
Advising on the sale of aged care facilities
High levels of scrutiny and minimal growth has led to a period of consolidation in the healthcare industry
Maddocks appoints special counsel to healthcare team
Maddocks has appointed Francine Kinkade as a special counsel in the firm’s healthcare team.
Maddocks advises the Commonwealth on Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement
We have advised the Commonwealth Department of Health during the negotiation of the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement
A 3-all draw for now, but it is about time the Australian Patent Office required more precision
We examine the recent Federal Court decision in Pharmacia v Juno Pharmaceuticals.
Earliest first things first – No patent term extension for a second generation product
We outline the patent and application for term extension and the decision as well as the key lessons.