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Gadens appoints industry leader to Health and Aged Care Team

National firm Gadens has appointed Sabine Phillips as a Partner in their Melbourne-based Health and Aged Care Team. Sabine is a highly regarded practitioner with market leading expertise in aged care, health care and retirement living, and joins the Gadens team after 10 years as a partner at Russell Kennedy.

Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens Melbourne CEO said:
"Sabine's appointment is fantastic for our firm, where she will head our Health and Aged Care Team, building on our strategy to be a leading provider of legal services to clients in the aged care, healthcare and retirement living sectors nationally. These sectors are strategic specialisations we are focused on developing, recognising their obvious importance and growth Australia-wide".

"Together with the existing expertise we have in our firm, Sabine's appointment means we are able to provide clients with a 'one-stop shop' for aged and health care legal services. With Sabine's leadership and exceptional expertise, our aim is to further develop this into a market-leading practice".

Commenting on the decision to make the move, Sabine Phillips said: "Gadens is committed to building a specialist Health and Aged Care Team that is focused on delivering strategic legal and commercial advice to these sectors. Joining Gadens presents the opportunity to lead this practice and further develop the team's knowledge and expertise, allowing the firm to provide clients the very best legal support for large multi-jurisdictional transactions and other needs".

Acting predominantly for health and aged care clients, Sabine's practice involves corporate and clinical governance, risk management and compliance, inquiries and investigations, dispute resolution, coronial inquests, policy review and implementation, statutory interpretation, corporate and clinical governance and government and administrative law.

As a Registered Nurse [Division 1] (non-practicing), Sabine has worked as an operator of aged care facilities and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in addition to Director of Northern Health, Director of Australian Children Education and Quality Agency and Director of Uniting AgeWell. Sabine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing), a Master of Business, Master of Laws and is a FAICD.

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