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 healthcare 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.
Awards & Recognition
- Recommended for Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023
- Recognised for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law and Aged Care Law
- Winner, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2014, 2019, 2020 & 2021
- Finalist, Partner of the Year - Healthcare, Lawyers Weekly 2023
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.