New online legal column for AAA readers

To help organisations and their leaders hear expert opinion on key issues, and to reflect the kinds of challenges and questions organisations are facing, Australian Ageing Agenda is launching a new regular online series – Ask the Lawyer.

To help organisations and their leaders hear expert opinion on key issues, and to reflect the kinds of challenges and questions organisations are facing, Australian Ageing Agenda is launching a new regular online series – Ask the Lawyer.

Julie McStay
Julie McStay

What does the law say about asking a resident to leave? Is an aged care provider liable for a staff member’s injury if they only work part time? What are the key legal issues during a merger?

These are just some of the questions aged care leaders may be facing as their organisations respond to the changing policy and practice landscape.

To help organisations and their leaders hear expert opinion on key issues, and to reflect the kinds of challenges and questions organisations are facing, Australian Ageing Agenda is launching a new regular online series – Ask the Lawyer.

AAA readers can pose a hypothetical legal question for leading industry lawyer, Julie McStay, head of Hynes Legal’s aged care and retirement living team. In each issue of Ask the Lawyer, McStay will respond to the question, providing expert opinion and consideration.

Commenting on the new online feature, Ms McStay said: “I am delighted to be working with Australian Ageing Agenda to offer this new service for providers. I hope this will be a really helpful way for providers to access advice about the legal issues that impact them most.”

Ms McStay is a specialist in the industry with extensive experience working with a range of private and not-for-profit aged care providers and retirement living operators. She has an intimate understanding of the legal issues critical to the aged care and retirement living sector.

A member of the Queensland Law Society Elder Law Committee and the Uniting Care Ethics Committee, Ms McStay has a Masters of Law with a major in health law and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Julie was recently selected by her peers for inclusion, for the third consecutive year, in the ‘Best Lawyers International list’ as a leading lawyer in Australia in ‘Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law’.

Readers can pose their hypothetical question by emailing editorial@australianageingagenda.com.au, by commenting below, or using the hashtag #askthelawyer on Twitter

Follow AAA online to read each monthly issue of Ask the Lawyer 

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