Thomson Geer proud to have assisted The Benevolent Society on its expansion into South Australia

4 July 2018

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Thomson Geer is proud to have worked closely with the in house legal team of The Benevolent Society on its exciting expansion into South Australia by way of becoming the sole member of Inclusive Directions, a specialist provider of disability services to children, which came into effect on 1 July 2018.

The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first charity, is one of Australia’s largest providers of allied health services to people with disability. Inclusive Directions has now become a part of The Benevolent Society and will have access to the capacity and scale of a large not-for-profit organisation, which will facilitate the expansion of the services Inclusive Directions has delivered for over 30 years.  As part of its entry into South Australia, The Benevolent Society will also create at least 230 new jobs to provide services to South Australians with help from the SA Government’s Future Jobs Fund.

The Thomson Geer team was led by partner Marc Wyld, lawyer Nell Cantrill and law graduate Hudson Digby, with partner Melinda Graham, senior associate Alex Cudbertson and lawyer Tracey Shao advising on real estate aspects of the transaction and partner Paul Ronfeldt and special counsel Rebecca Best advising on employment aspects.