Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has bolstered its health, aged care, life sciences and community practices by appointing a respected leader in the field Alison Choy Flannigan as a new partner and leader of the firm’s national industry team.
Alison is a market leader, having been listed in Best Lawyers for Health & Aged Care in Australia every year since 2008, and Doyles Guide as a Preeminent Leading Health and Aged Care Lawyer in 2017 and 2018, as well as being a finalist for Partner of the Year, Health, in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Alison was previously a partner of a national law firm and General Counsel with Ramsay Health Care Limited. She is also the Company Secretary of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation and has been appointed on a number of hospital advisory committees and boards.
Alison’s expertise is in regulatory (including health, aged care, retirement living and TGA for pharmaceutical, medical devices and health and medical research), corporate and commercial (including M&A), infrastructure projects (hospitals and aged care facilities) and privacy. She acts for a range of clients in the health, aged care and life sciences industries, as well as for not-for-profit and government clients. Alison will sit within the firm’s corporate and commercial team and will be based in Sydney.
Managing partner Tony Macvean said Alison’s experience will significantly add to the firm’s capability in these industries, particularly with the forthcoming Royal Commission into the aged care sector.
‘Alison’s extensive experience is a major asset and we’re delighted to welcome her to the firm’ he said.
Head of Hall & Wilcox’s National Commercial Practice Natalie Bannister said: ‘Alison galvanises our considerable expertise in the health and community industries, one of the firm’s key areas of focus. Alison’s reputation and significant client portfolio, together with her industry reputation and drive, will make Hall & Wilcox an industry leader in this space.’
‘As more Australians retire with a significantly longer life expectancy and complex health needs, the health, aged care, life science and community sectors will continue to form an important part of the Australian economy,’ Alison said.
‘At a time when these sectors face greater public scrutiny and regulation, Hall & Wilcox’s investment in expertise in these sectors is timely. I look forward to leading the team at Hall & Wilcox to assist our clients navigate the challenges ahead, prosper and thrive.’
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